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.