Being in a same sex relationship has all of the same highs and lows as any heterosexual relationship. Changes to the law now mean that same sex relationships are recognised on an equal footing to heterosexual relationships.
We offer a sensitive and professional approach to providing legal advice to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples and individuals.
It became possible for two people of the same sex to enter into a civil partnership in the UK on 5th December 2005. Following the enactment of the Marriage (same sex couples) Act 2013, same sex weddings have been taking place since 29th March 2014. A Civil Partnership can be converted into a marriage.
If your Civil Partnership breaks down, an application can be made to dissolve the partnership. The procedure mirrors that of divorce with different terminology.
You can apply for financial provision by way of a lump sum, property transfer, pension sharing orders and maintenance. It is also possible to apply for financial provision in respect of children of the family.