Civil Partnerships

Equal partnerships

for same-sex couples

The legal recognition given to same sex couples entering into Civil Partnerships confers a number of rights and responsibilities that include;

  • parental responsibility for each other's children
  • identical tax rules to married couples
  • the dissolution process is the same as for divorce (other than the omission of adultery)
  • financial settlements on dissolution are the same as a divorce
  • pre-registration agreements are treated in the same way as pre-marriage agreements


At Fosters Law we are able to help you understand how these matters could affect your property, children and inheritance rights; with the respective tax, financial, benefit and legacy ramifications therein. In conjunction with this, we are confident at managing discussions on the difficult subjects including pre-partnership agreements and dissolution, the civil partnership equivalent of a divorce.