They share many features with conventional marriages and give similar rights, in respect of housing and pensions for example. A civil partner also acquires parental rights over the other partner’s child. Civil partnership for mixed gender couples is currently going through Parliament – watch this space. With regard to a same sex marriage, the law is exactly the same as a traditional marriage.
Ending a civil partnership follows the same path as a divorcing married couple and we can advise you on the grounds of a dissolution (as it is known) or help you agree the terms of a formal separation. The division of property and assets and issues involving children are treated in the same way as divorce.
Contact us if you have any questions concerning a possible civil partnership dissolution and its consequences.