The law has now generally caught up with the concept of same sex relationships, which means that if your relationship breaks down, many of the legal aspects about divorce and separation now apply to same sex relationships too. It depends on how formalised your relationship is, whether you are simply living together, have made a cohabitation agreement, are in a civil partnership or are married.
Whatever your arrangement, the end of a relationship is a painful time. It can be difficult to think clearly, but it’s important not to rush into decisions now, only to regret them later. This is where professional assistance from an expert in same sex family law can help. By discussing your situation and discovering the outcome you want, your solicitor will be able to suggest the right course of action to protect your interests, particularly where jointly owned property or assets are concerned.
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 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. Our family law and expert same sex divorce solicitors have wide experience of helping couples through the ordeal of a relationship breakdown. We will provide pragmatic and reassuring advice that will help give you certainty at a time of confusion.
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 more information, contact the family team on 0844 567 2222 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org