We strongly advise that anyone entering into a civil partnership seeks legal advice beforehand.
The Civil Partnership Act 2005 enables same-sex couples to have their relationship legally recognised. Those who enter into a civil partnership can expect the same rights and responsibilities and the same legal consequences if it breaks down as those entering into a marriage. It is just as difficult and expensive to legally end a civil partnership as it is to go through a divorce.
A civil partnership can be registered in England and Wales, and applications to end it can only be made after it has lasted at least one year.
Our team can provide you with practical and clear advice about dealing with the issues that can arise.