What we do
If you are considering a civil partnership it would be wise to take advice first to understand how the partnership will change your legal position, in relation to your property and other assets, your pension and your tax status, for example.
Before entering into the partnership you could both sign a 'pre-registration agreement', which is equivalent to a prenuptial agreement in marriage. Such an agreement is particularly important if you wish to protect substantial assets that you bring into the partnership, or which you are likely to acquire during its course (by inheritance, for example).
Breakdown of civil partnership
If your relationship breaks down, the rules are similar to those that govern divorce. The partnership needs to be formally dissolved. During the process you will need advice on how your capital and pensions should be divided and whether either of you has a maintenance claim. We can also deal with disputes in relation to any children of the family.
Mediation and collaborative law are just as relevant to the breakdown of civil partnership as they are to the breakdown of marriage.
Why Cripps Harries Hall?
If you need an established and acknowledged family lawyer in Kent or our other locations we are well placed to provide specialist legal advice and support to civil partners.
For further information please contact Alex Davies.
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Cripps shortlisted for Citywealth Magic Circle Awards
We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2014 for ‘Law Firm of the Year – Regional’ category.
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What others say
"They consider the case not only on its merits but with an eye on underlying economics – risk, probability and outcome – providing the client with a sound basis upon which to make sensible decisions."
"Highly professional, candid and totally committed to his client’s best interests." (Alex Davies)
The 'outstanding' Alex Davies joined as head of the family practice.
"It was extremely useful to get Alex's insight and experience and I now look forward to the next steps with more confidence."
Mr T, Client
Peers describe the team as "really excellent with great strength at the junior end," while clients applaud its responsiveness, support and efficiency.