What is a civil partnership?
A civil partnership is a legal relationship which is registered by two people who are not related. It is different to a cohabitating partnership which has no legal framework and no financial provision if the relationship comes to and end.
Since 2005, same sex couples have been able to enter into registered civil partnerships, and since 2014, same sex couples have also been able to enter into marriage. In 2019, legislation was also introduced to allow couples of the opposite sex to enter into civil partnerships.
Whilst same sex couples can now legally marry in England and Wales, a civil partnership is considered an alternative to the traditional or religious aspects of marriage. A registered civil partnership confers similar rights, obligations and duties as those conferred upon married couples but outside of the institution of marriage. A civil partnership can help afford you protection, both legally and financially, and our team of civil partnership lawyers can discuss with you the rights and responsibilities arising from civil partnerships.
Help with civil partnerships
Our team of civil partnership lawyers in Kent also has experience in acting for registered civil partners in the dissolution of their civil partnership. Our civil partnership lawyers will handle your case with the sensitivity and clarity necessary during such a difficult time. We will listen to your concerns to ensure that we take the right approach for you.
You may also find this article on the differences between marriage and civil partnerships useful too.
How to dissolve a civil partnership
Our civil partnership lawyers can advise you about the procedure for dissolving your civil partnership and prepare the necessary paperwork for you. If you have received paperwork regarding the dissolution of your civil partnership from the Court or from your civil partner or their lawyer, we can go through this with you and deal with the paperwork on your behalf if necessary.
Our team of civil partnership lawyers can also discuss with you the financial implications of the dissolution of your civil partnership and how these can be resolved
Do you want to learn more about how our civil partnership lawyers can help? Please don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of the team today.