If you are in a civil partnership, or are currently planning one, you will probably be focusing on the formal union as a public demonstration of your commitment to each other. However, while that may be the motivation, it is also vital to recognise and understand your legal rights and responsibilities in the partnership, which will be the same as those of a mixed sex married couple in many areas.
Our team can advise you on your rights within a civil partnership, giving you the specialist information you need to make decisions which are right for you and your partner.
When you plan your civil partnership, you may want to consider a pre-nuptial agreement to agree on the division of assets should your relationship later break down. While this is not always an easy conversation to have with your partner, making provision now can save additional stress and heartache later on. For more information on these, visit our ‘Pre-Nuptial Agreements’ page, or contact one of our specialists.
If you are currently going through the break-down of your civil partnership, then in light of your legal rights and position we recommend that you seek specialist advice in order to discuss the steps you need to take to dissolve your partnership. For more information on how we can help you with this, visit our ‘Divorce and Separation’ page.
For more information on your rights within a civil partnership, please contact one of our family specialists in our Newbury, Thatcham or Maidenhead offices below.