Civil Partners and Same-Sex Couples

Civil Partners and Same-Sex Couples

We have built a strong reputation for providing high-quality advice on issues that often arise as a result of same-sex relationships, including tax, inheritance and trust matters.

If you are in a same-sex relationship it is important to understand the legal implications of either being in a civil partnership / marriage or cohabiting. There are special considerations in these different circumstances – our specialists ensure that you are aware of these and will support and protect your rights.

Civil partners and married couples have a legal right to inherit from each other and any inheritance is tax free. If you made a Will prior to your civil partnership or marriage, then that Will is revoked when you make this legal union. It is therefore imperative that you update your Will so that your partner and family are protected.

If you and your partner are not married or civil partners we can help you make Wills to provide for each other and avoid any unnecessary stress if one of you dies.

If you have children, either together or from previous relationship, you need to think about who you would appoint as their guardian and the best way to provide for them financially. Our Wills specialists can help you make sure your children are taken care of and protected if you die.


RELATED SERVICES: Wills, Court of Protection & Lasting Powers, Trusts, Probate, Wealth Management, Services for the elderly

Ascot Office

Berkshire House
39-51 High Street, Ascot,
Tel: 01344 623388
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34-36 High Street
Whitton, Twickenham,
Tel: 020 8898 2022
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Established in 1929, our firm has built its reputation on providing clear, no- nonsense advice at an affordable price. We act for locally and nationally based clients in the context of both personal and business law.