The supreme Court unanimously ruled in favour of a couple who fought for the right to have a Civil Partnership instead of getting married in order to have the same rights in relation inheritance, tax and pensions. The couple have been together since 2010 and have two children and wanted a Civil Partnership, something only previously afforded to same sex couples as they did not want to explore marriage. The judgement does not automatically change the law but it is thought that pressure will be applied to see the necessary changes.
Here at Taylor Walton LLP, our specialist family solicitors are well versed in advising couples at the outset how to document their relationship be it; Cohabitation Deeds, Civil Partnerships, Pre and Post Marital Agreements in addition to dealing with resolving disputes when a couple separate or divorce. We are able to explore all alternatives to Court proceedings and offer Collaborative Law and Family Arbitration. Please contact a member of the Family team on 01727 845245 (St Albans) and 01582 765111 (Harpenden).