Civil Partnerships

A civil partnership is when a couple of the same sex register as civil partners. This then gives them the same rights as couples in a civil marriage. We can help you with areas such as registering a civil partnership, a name change and your rights on the death of your civil partner.

  • Social security and pension benefits
  • Parental responsibility or legal rights in relation to each other’s children
  • Full life insurance recognition
  • Next-of-kin rights
  • Joint treatment for income-related benefits
  • Recognition for immigration purposes
  • Property and tenancy succession rights
  • Exemption on inheritance tax
  • Recognition under the Intestacy rules where there is no Will

Horsey Lightly is experienced in all matters concerning civil partnership, and we can advise you in relation to the following matters:

  • Registration
  • Name changes
  • Your rights and responsibilities in relation to property, tax, pensions and benefits
  • Dissolution
  • Your rights on the death of a civil partner