Same sex couples currently have the choice of registering their relationship formally as a civil partnership. Many same sex couples have already taken this step, and we have been happy to advise a number of our clients on the formalisation of their relationship. The effect of entering into a civil partnership with your partner is to place you in virtually the same position as a married spouse. You have a similar position on tax, state benefits, pensions, inheritance, and immigration.
Why a cohabitation agreement is essential for non-married couples
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