Pre-nuptial agreements or pre-marital agreements have been used by married couples for many years to set out their intentions.
Relationships sometimes break down. Civil partnerships can be dissolved where:
The civil partnership must have 'irretrievably broken down' based on one of the following:
Any implications that apply to married couples will be similar for civil partners. This means essentially that each partner will have claims over the other in relation to maintenance, housing, pensions, intestacy, employment and in relation to any children of the relationship.
Pre-nuptial agreements or pre-marital agreements have been used by married couples for many years to set out their intentions in the unfortunate event of a relationship breakdown. They are also available to prospective civil partners (pre-cips). The agreement is not legally binding but the courts are attaching increasing weight to them.
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