Our lawyers in Gay Lawyers, LGBT division of Giambrone, can assist with a wide range of issues surrounding same-sex marriage and civil partnerships. Regardless of whether you are starting or ending a civil partnership or marriage Giambrone can assist you in ensuring that your relationship starts out on a sound footing or ends with the best possible outcome.
Pre-nuptial /Pre-civil Partnership Agreements
Many people choose to protect their existing assets by way of a Pre-nuptial/Pre-civil partnership Agreement; however it is fair to say that there may be a degree of confusion as to how much protection such an Agreement can bring. The Law Commission has recommended that once needs of the separating couple and any children of the family have been addressed, such agreements should then be legally binding on the remaining assets. However for the moment there has been no decision.
Pre-nuptial Agreements remain persuasive but they are not backed up by law. Should the worst come to the worst it is better to have a document that actually records the views of the couple at the time of starting out on their relationship than nothing at all or just word of mouth.
Co-habitation Agreements or Living Together Agreements define the way the financial aspects of the relationship are conducted throughout the relationship and in the event of a separation. An Agreement provides clarity in a variety of eventualities for such things as the division financial responsibilities for bills and mortgage payments and proportion each party is expected to contribute, also what the non-earning partner who provides child care can expect to receive in the event of a separation.
There is no weight in law but an Agreement demonstrates the understandings and feelings of the couple at the time of drafting and indicates to the court what the couple’s vision was for the future.
This most important area of family law extends in a number of directions, more especially in relation to same sex relationships. The legal issues surrounding children law for same sex couples are, in some respects, unique. The multi-specialist family lawyers in Gay Lawyers, Giambrone’s LGBT division, will consider each matter from every perspective to ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved.
Gay Divorce and Civil Partnership Break-up
The end of a relationship, whether a divorce or civil partnership break-up is one of the most challenging life events for most people.
The decisions made during this process will have a considerable impact on your future. We understand how difficult it can be to make wise decisions when under pressure and will advise and guide you through the process with sensitivity and understanding to minimise any anxieties you may feel.
Gay Lawyers has extensive experience gained over many years of the types of disputes that can arise during the course of a relationship break-up; our lawyers’ focus is to bring the relationship to a close using their negotiating skills as opposed to resorting to a legal battle in court. However, we will move swiftly and decisively to diminish any spurious arguments presented which are aimed at prolonging the matter.
Our lawyers in the LGBT division of Giambrone will work with you to develop dynamic strategies to ensure that the best possible outcome will be achieved.
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