Same Sex Marriage and Civil Partnerships

Sherrey and Associates deal with all issues relating to same sex couples. This ranges from negotiating pre-marriage and pre-civil partnership agreements to negotiating divorce and the dissolution and separation process.
Since December 2005 it has been possible for same sex couples to enter into a civil partnership and since 29 March 2014 same sex couples have been able to get married.
Civil partnership is akin to a civil marriage and, in almost all respects, is legally equivalent. For example:

Civil partners enjoy the same tax treatment as
married couples
Civil partners can acquire parental responsibility for
each other’s children in the same way as married
couples
Civil partners may adopt a child or apply for a
parental order (in respect of a surrogate child)
in the same way as a married couple
The divorce process (known as dissolution) is the
same as for divorce although the grounds
for dissolution are slightly different
Financial settlements on dissolution of a civil
partnership are the same as on divorce
Civil partnership agreements are treated in the
same way as marriage agreements (pre-nuptial
agreements)