Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Civil Partnerships: financial implications

Civil Partnerships mean gay couples will have the same financial rights as heterosexual married couples.

This means they can benefit from
pensions if their partner dies & have inheritance rights to property. They can also divide up assets to reduce income & capital gains tax liabilities

However there are some downsides too, in the event of a “divorce”.
A court can order maintenance payments to paid, property transferred and pensions agreements altered.

Further information is available by
emailing me or visiting Swindon Gay Men's Health site.

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