Civil partnership solicitors

Our team of civil partnerships solicitors are able to provide you with advice prior to preparing the document and should the relationship breakdown we can also assist with the dissolution of civil partnerships, for advice call us on 0203 816 0548.

The consequences of entering into a civil partnership agreement can be far reaching and it is advisable to seek specialist advice regarding the legal and financial rights that arise out of entering into such an agreement and how they will affect you.

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The Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 has paved the way for same sex couples to now formalise their relationship and be entitled to the same rights in respect of finances, property, inheritance tax, social security, pension benefits, parental responsibility, full life insurance recognition and next of kin rights etc.
 
A pre-civil partnership agreement is, like a prenuptial agreement, not binding and can’t stop the other party making a claim. That said, it can be influential when assessing how assets and income should be divided in the event that your relationship breaks down. The Courts are certainly starting to take pre-marital agreements more seriously and in recent cases it appears that there is an acknowledgement to the fact that when agreements are entered by two intelligent adults, with full financial disclosure, stating their intentions, they should be given weight.
 
We have a large team of experienced family law specialists and can offer specific advice tailored around your circumstances. 

We're widely accredited for our work - family law

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It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf. Over the years our family law team has been recognised by industry awards and accredited for their excellence.

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