In 2014, the government announced that civil partnerships would remain as a separate status, despite the introduction of same sex marriage that year.
Both male and female clients seek advice from us on the legal rights and responsibilities involved in entering into a civil partnership, and on the implications of ending it, including the arrangements for any children of the relationship. We also regularly work with clients wishing to draw up effective pre-civil partnership agreements and advise same-sex couples moving to the UK seeking guidance on the status of a foreign same-sex union.
On the dissolution of a civil partnership, the court can exercise similar powers in relation to finances as are available on the Financial provision in divorce page.
Divorce, separation and children
Court and alternatives
"They have star performers, strength in depth and the support of first-class supporting departments. That's the mark of a top-tier firm"Chambers High Net Worth
"Stewarts' divorce and family team is a litigation powerhouse that has a top array of vastly experienced lawyers"The Legal 500
"Dominant practice known for its expertise in complex, cross-border financial litigation and related private law children matters. Offers an impressive bench of experienced practitioners and extensive high net worth capabilities"Chambers
Meet the Divorce and Family team
Our team is the pre-eminent divorce and family practice in the UK, ranked No.1 in both The Legal 500 and Chambers.
In an article in The Times, head of department Stephen Foster is “praised for leading Stewarts’ phalanx of family lawyers to the top of the pack”.