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Articles : Civil partnerships and Civil Partnerships

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Same sex couples - the Civil Partnership Act

By Woolley & Co, on Tuesday February 12, 2008 at 10:39am

The Legal framework The Civil Partnership Act became law in the UK on the 5th December 2005, and from that date onwards same-sex couples have been able to register their partnership at their local Register Office. Registration gives the parties just about all of the legal rights and responsibilities of  a married couple, including rights in housing, inheritance, pensions and employment, and concerning children. Registration also brings with it some of the legal responsibilities that a married couple would have....

Same sex partnerships - what’s in a name

By Woolley & Co, on Tuesday February 12, 2008 at 10:39am

An awful lot for many of us. It can mean the difference between feeling we belong or making a statement of independence and being attached to a name we ‘landed’ from a previous failed relationship.But did you realise that you can officially change all, or any part of your name? The most common change is a surname. People often wish to share the same surname as their partner, without the commitment of marriage if a Civil Partnership....

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