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The Civil Partnership Act 2004 came into force on 5 December 2005. The Act gives same sex couples the opportunity to register their relationship and thereby acquire rights and responsibilities almost entirely on a par with those of married couples.
We offer advice on the benefits of registration of a same sex relationship.
We also offer advice and assistance when such a relationship breaks down irretrievably. At this stage ‘dissolution proceedings’ can be issued and financial matters considered to determine how the assets are to be divided.
We understand that family matters can be difficult and that you may seek the services of a solicitor.
Your consultation will be with one of our experienced and knowledgeable solicitors who will be able to offer assistance and explain how your matter may progress if you choose to instruct us.
What is Civil Partnership Dissolution?
Due to our vast experience in this area, we recognise that civil partnership dissolutions are a complicated and potentially stressful matter, from the possibility of tracking down hidden assets to other methods of dispute resolution, such as collaborative law.
We have a great, in-depth understanding of the concerns you may have regarding a civil partnership dissolution, both on yourself and any children or other dependents involved. We are also experienced in handling concerns of other kinds, such as how a dissolution may affect a business or personal finances.
Our friendly and welcoming team of professional civil partnership solicitors are committed to ensuring that you are provided with the very best actionable advice for your civil partnership dissolution.
We work to provide you with easy-to-understand, personalised advice that gives you the tools needed to consider your options and begin to plan for a brighter future ahead.
As a law firm, we have vast experience in all issues arising from civil partnership dissolution, but we also recommend alternative professionals should we decide that is the best course of action. We always strive to deliver the absolute best for our clients.
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If you require legal advice on Civil Partnerships, contact our Family Law team who will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Frequently Asked Questions on Civil Partnerships
Marriage is the union of a couple which was only available to heterosexual couples, until legislation changes in 2014 which meant that homosexual couples could then marry. Prior to 2014, homosexual couples could enter into a civil partnership following legislation brought into effect in 2005, which at that time was not available to heterosexual couples although since 2018 heterosexual couples could also enter into civil partnerships.
Rights between civil partners and a married couple are similar in relation to property rights, pension benefits, rights relating to next-of-kin and tax issues. A marriage is ended by divorce whereas a civil partnership is ended by a dissolution order. It is possible to convert a civil partnership into a marriage if the civil partnership took place prior to 2014.
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