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We have an expert team who are experienced in a broad range of matters regarding Family Law.  Our team understand that family matters can be sensitive in nature, and because of this, you will receive expert and sympathetic advice from our family solicitors.

A civil partnership now provides legal rights for both same sex and opposite sex couples, similar to those in a marriage, in areas such as wills and inheritance rights, financial issues such as tax, pensions and insurance.  It is also a contract with legal implications, particularly in terms of the division of assets if the relationship breaks down.

Whatever your circumstances, our dedicated family solicitors can deliver expert advice regarding a civil partnership.

Initial telephone options appointment

Our expert Family Law team are here to take the worry off your hands. We provide an initial telephone options appointment to discuss funding for your circumstances. Please call 0330 333 2613 for a no obligation, initial discussion or email enquiries@elliotmather.co.uk and we will call you back.

What is a civil partnership?

A civil partnership is a legal relationship which is registered between two people who are not related to each other.

Civil partnerships were initially only available to same sex couples, but this changed in the summer of 2018 following a ruling by the UK's highest court confirming that restricting civil partnerships to same sex couples was a breach of human rights.

What to do before entering into a civil partnership

When entering a civil partnership, if one or both parties has significant wealth built up via a business or inheritance, then they may wish to seek to protect this in the event of the partnership failing.  This can be done via a pre-partnership agreement.

Whatever your circumstances, our expert family solicitors can guide you through the process of pre-partnership agreements, offering clear and straightforward advice.

What happens when you enter into a civil partnership

If you had a Will in place before entering a civil partnership, it is vital that you contact a private client solicitor in order to make revisions to your Will. Our dedicated private client team at Elliot Mather have a wealth of experience of drafting Wills, offering clear and straightforward advice.

What to do if a relationship breaks down

When a relationship breaks down, a civil partnership must be formally ‘dissolved’ by the court which has powers to make orders relating to financial matters and any children, as in a divorce.

Our team appreciate that the breakdown of a relationship is a distressing time for all concerned. It is because of this that you receive clear and sympathetic advice from our family solicitors.

How we can help

At Elliot Mather we understand that no client’s circumstances are alike. Our specialised team are able to offer advice on a variety of family law matters.

The level of help you would like from us is entirely up to you. Our dedicated team can support you right across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

How to get in contact

Our team are on hand to help you and can assist wherever you are based. Please call us for a no-obligation, initial discussion on 0330 333 2613 or email enquiries@elliotmather.co.uk and we will call or email you back.

Our Team

Julie Skill

Julie Skill

LLP Member and Head of Department
Elizabeth Bilton

Elizabeth Bilton

LLP Member
Ben Lawson

Ben Lawson

Solicitor & LLP Member
Nicola Cancellara

Nicola Cancellara

Senior Associate Solicitor
Rosemary Finn

Rosemary Finn

Senior Associate Solicitor

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