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Civil Partnership Agreements in Brighton

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Civil Partnership Agreements in Brighton

If you are thinking of entering into a civil partnership, you can enter into a formal agreement with your partner. A civil partnership agreement can set out how issues such as property, savings, bills and debts will be dealt with between the two of you. It is similar to a prenuptial agreement and can help a couple enter the next phase of their life together openly and without misunderstandings.

Civil partnership agreements are also available for couples who have already entered into a civil partnership. They can be particularly useful in certain situations, for example, if one party is giving up their career to care for children or is likely to inherit money.

Our expert family law solicitors draft civil partnership agreements in Brighton and further afield for clients wanting to formalise matters and avoid disagreements in the future. As family law specialists, we have the expertise to provide the right agreement for your needs, giving you the security and protection you need.

Our services for civil partnership agreements in Brighton

Phone: 01273 646 900

Address: 5 Clifton Mews, Clifton Hill, Brighton BN1 3HR

Email: [email protected]

Our civil partnership solicitors in Brighton provide a full range of services, including:

  • Discussing the implications of entering into a civil partnership agreement
  • Drafting a bespoke civil partnership agreement
  • Advice if you have been asked to sign a civil partnership agreement
  • Negotiating the terms of a civil partnership agreement

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Team members include solicitors with membership of Resolution, a family law membership organisation committed to dealing constructively with family legal issues and working to reduce the level of conflict following relationship breakdown.

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Expert guidance and support for civil partnership agreements in Brighton

If you would like to discuss entering into a civil partnership agreement, whether this is a pre-registration agreement or a post-registration agreement, we will be happy to hear from you. We offer an initial call so that you can ask us any questions you may have and talk through the process for having a civil partnership agreement drawn up. There is no obligation to proceed after we speak.

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Our lawyers’ fees for civil partnership agreements in Brighton

We provide flexible funding to suit your circumstances, including Agreed Fees where appropriate. For more information on civil partnership agreement costs, please contact us.

Discussing the implications of entering into a civil partnership agreement

If you register a civil partnership but were to separate in the future, a court will generally follow the terms of a civil partnership if asked to make a ruling on financial matters. This means that it is important to understand the implications of signing an agreement.

We provide comprehensive advice and guidance for those considering a civil partnership agreement.

Drafting a bespoke civil partnership agreement

A civil partnership agreement can set out how a wide range of issues will be dealt with between you and your partner if your relationship were to end. Issues frequently included are:

  • How bills will be dealt with
  • What will happen to a shared home and any other property either of you owns
  • How pensions, savings and investments will be split
  • What will happen to valuable items such as cars and furniture or possessions you are emotionally attached to
  • Who would have any pets you share
  • How business interests will be dealt with
  • What will happen to inherited money

It can also include how certain issues will be dealt with during the partnership and make provisions for your children, if you have any.

It is essential to have a civil partnership agreement drawn up by an expert family law solicitor who can work with you to identify the key issues to be included and ensure that the agreement is robust.

Advice if you have been asked to sign a civil partnership agreement

The court is not bound to follow the terms of a civil partnership agreement, but it is likely to do so, provided that:

  • Both of you took independent legal advice before signing
  • Both of you made full financial disclosure to the other of all of your assets and liabilities
  • You both entered into the agreement of your own free will, without pressure or undue influence, and you both understood the implications of signing

If you have been offered a civil partnership agreement to sign, we can advise you on the effects of signing and ensure that it is in your best interests to do so.

Negotiating the terms of a civil partnership agreement

When you register as a civil partnership, you will be entitled to similar rights as a married couple. However, it is generally recommended that couples put a civil partnership agreement in place to provide a level of certainty over how assets will be dealt with during the relationship should it end.

This is particularly important if one or both of the parties has children from a previous relationship. An agreement will give you the chance to ensure that your assets are protected for them as far as possible.

Where necessary, our civil partnership lawyers can negotiate the terms of an agreement on your behalf to make sure that you have the best deal possible. Ensuring that the agreement is clear and fair can reduce the risk of misunderstandings and disputes later on. We will make sure any civil partnership agreement you sign is right for your circumstances and gives you the protection and financial certainty you need.

Contact our civil partnership solicitors in Brighton

If you would like to find out more about civil partnership rights and explore entering into a civil partnership agreement, we would be happy to hear from you.

For civil partnership agreements in Brighton and the surrounding area, contact our local civil partnership lawyers today by ringing us on 01273 646 900, emailing us at [email protected] or fill in our contact form.

We also have offices in London, Horsham, Kent, Essex, North Hampshire and Surrey and South/MidHampshire. To contact one of these offices, please call 0330 055 2234.

 

 

 

 

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