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Civil Partnership Lawyers in Dundee

Civil Partnership and Same Sex Marriage DundeeThe Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 allows same sex couples to acquire recognition under law of their relationship.

What is a Civil Partnership?

Civil partnership is the legal recognition of the relationship between a couple of the same gender. It is important to note that a civil partnership will only be deemed valid following its registration, thus conferring many of the same rights and responsibilities that are associated with marriage.

How do I register a Civil Partnership?

There is a two-stage process to the registration of civil partnerships. The first step involves you're giving notice of your intention to do so to the district registrar for the area in which you intend to register. You can find a list here. You will be required to provide some personal information, i.e. your name, address and date of birth. Your intention to register as being in a civil partnership will then be publicised in the register office for a period of 28 days, in the event that there are any objections to the union.

Following the expiry of the 28-day period and no objections, you will then be issued with a Civil Partnership schedule, which you can then use to register your civil partnership. This gives you certain legal rights which are broadly speaking similar to those given to married couples. So, for example you may then want to look at how this affects your:

  • Tax status
  • Pensions
  • Child maintenance or benefits
  • Parental responsibility over children in the relationship
  • Immigration
  • Domestic violence protection
  • Employment benefits

All of these areas require careful consideration. Every situation is different and deals with a wide variety or law. It is advisable to seek advice from family law experts who will tailor their advice to your particular situation.

Civil Partnership Lawyer Dundee

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The lawyers at Family Law Dundee have years of experience in dealing with these types of situations. Our team are highly experienced in advising on the range of legal consequences that follow from your entering into a civil partnership. We believe it is vital that we are able to provide our clients with comprehensive legal advice on the legal status of civil partnership, allowing you to make decisions on the basis of robust analysis and reasoning.

The solicitors at Family Law Dundee take pride in delivering a service that meets the needs of our local community, and those of clients that live further afield. We utilise all aspects of modern technology, including email and Skype, to be able to provide a service that places client satisfaction at its core. If you would like to know more about the legal consequences of civil partnership, why not get in touch today.

Call us on 01382 250 361 or contact us online.

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