This information is relevant to you if you need legal advice because you are in a same sex relationship and you are thinking about getting married or registering a civil partnership.
Healys Solicitors’ team of gay-friendly, experienced Family Solicitors can give you expert advice about the legal ramifications of same-sex marriage or civil partnership, and can help you in drafting a pre-civil partnership or pre-nuptial agreement.
If you are thinking about registering a civil partnership then you need to think about the following:
Pre-civil partnership agreements are the equivalent of pre-nuptial agreements – these marital property agreements be drawn up before a civil partnership ceremony or same-sex marriage. They have been used by prospective partners for many years and are gaining in popularity.
For a pre-cip/pre-nup to be valid, each partner has to be seen to be making an informed decision to limit their future financial claims. Each would-be partner needs to be represented by a separate Solicitor or Lawyer and each must voluntarily provide the other with full details of their financial position.
A pre-cip/pre-nup will not be valid if it is entered into after the civil partnership/same-sex marriage has been registered or if there is not enough time to follow the correct procedures before the big day. If you are thinking about a pre-cip/pre-nup then make sure you plan it as carefully as the big day itself.
Our many years experience as specialist Family Solicitors has taught us that each individual situation is different. Healys Solicitors can help by listening sensitively and giving you straightforward legal advice so you can weigh up what options will work best for you.
When things are amicable we can help you keep it that way, and when things are tough we can help fight your corner.