The Civil Partnership Act came into force on 5 December 2005
and enables same-sex couples, following a formal registration
of the relationship, to enjoy similar benefits to married couples
in areas such as personal taxation, pension and
Civil partnerships can be dissolved after one year.
Civil partners can make financial claims against each other in
respect of income, assets and pensions on dissolution, in the same
way as provision is made on divorce.
We are able to guide you through any planning before
entering into a civil partnership, such as pre-partnership
agreements, personal finance and inheritance tax planning and
issues following the end of a civil partnership.