Since December 2005, same sex couples in England and Wales have been able to become civil partners and, following the introduction of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 in March 2014, same sex couples can now marry. For those same sex couples in a civil partnership or marriage, considering ending the relationship can be a very stressful and emotional time. Many gay couples do not fully appreciate their rights and what they can expect should their relationship breakdown.
Whether a same sex couple marry or enter into a civil partnership, they acquire the same legal rights as couples of the opposite sex who marry. This gives gay and lesbian couples the option to make a lifelong commitment to each other, as well as providing them with a secure legal framework.
If you are considering entering into marriage or a civil partnership, or are already in one and want to know more about your rights and responsibilities, we can help.
We deal with all the following matters, including:
- pre-partnership or pre-nuptial agreements
- protection from domestic violence
- children conceived via assisted reproduction
- bringing your civil partnership or marriage to an end
- financial claims upon dissolution of a partnership or divorce
For further information contact Simon Thomas on 0844 567 2222 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org