A civil partnership allows same sex couples to obtain essentially the same rights and responsibilities as married couples.
This means that all the legal rights regarding financial provision and children also apply to couples entering into a civil partnership.
In the unfortunate event that you need to dissolve your civil partnership, our expert family lawyers can help with that too. Resolving financial disputes in a civil partnership works in much the same way as a marriage; civil partners can claim for ongoing financial support, capital sums and pension sharing orders just like divorcing couples can.
The grounds for the dissolution of a civil partnership are the same as for divorce (with the exception of adultery).
Many same sex couples will now opt to be married now that same sex marriage has been legalised in Jersey since 2018. However, some couples still opt for civil partnerships over marriage due to personal views about the traditional marriage model.
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Legal 500 2022