Civil partnerships and dissolutions

Civil partnerships and dissolutions

A civil partnership is a relationship that has legal recognition. Conducted in a registry office, it provides legal status to you and your partner. Since 2005 a civil partnership can also apply to same-sex couples, enabling their relationship to be legally recognised.

A civil partnership provides certain advantages to a relationship, such as inheritance rights and tax benefits. But it does differ from a marriage in the event of the death of a partner. If your partner dies without having made a will then there could be a risk that your partner may not inherit your entire estate. Making provisions to ensure that your assets are left to the right people is key.

Dissolution of civil partnerships

At Tayntons we understand that the dissolution of civil partnerships can be extremely distressing, which is why we are here to help. Not only will we talk you through the process, but we are also here with a listening ear. The law on the dissolution of civil partnerships is similar to that on divorce. A pre-partnership agreement is much like a pre-nuptial agreement and adds clarification to how a couple’s assets and responsibilities should be divided up should the civil partnership come to an end.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Our Family Department remains open and active at this time. All of our staff are ready and equipped to work remotely. Appointments for existing and new client’s can take place via telephone conference (or in some cases video link.)

If you require legal services in this area we offer a 45-minute consultation for £75.00 plus VAT (£90.00). We can discuss the legal proceedings and any potential issues that may arise. If you choose to proceed with us then we will be able to provide clear costs, so you will always be informed of the costs from the start.

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