2005, the law changed to allow same sex couples to register their
partnership, and become Civil Partners. The Civil Partnership Act
changed a number of other Acts of Parliament so that they must now
be read to include Civil Partners, where they were originally drafted
to refer only to married couples.
respect of relationship breakdown, the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973
now makes provision for Civil Partners to seek dissolution of their
relationship, in the same way that a married couple can seek a divorce.
Further, the provisions for financial claims to be brought are also
extended to include Civil Partners.
such, all the information on our website dealing with issues surrounding
relationship breakdown apply equally to Civil Partners.