. Before you and your partner take the giant leap and legalize your union with one another it is important that you understand what your civil partnership rights will be once you and your partner both sign on the dotted line!
Understanding The Basics
The most important part of understanding your civil partnership rights is to recognize that when you complete the civil partnership ceremony you and your partner will be given the same right and the same responsibilities of a marriage between a man and a woman. Same-sex couples have fought hard for the right to have a legally recognized union that affords them the same benefits of a civil marriage; it is important that you understand what that entails.
The benefits to completing your civil partnership are that you will be allowed the same rights to any shared property during the course of the partnership. You will receive the identical exemptions that married couples receive on this like social security and pension benefits and also on inheritance taxes. In the event that your partner falls ill you will be afforded the rights of next of kin so that you can be the one to do more than be informed of all things related to the care and treatment of your partner but so that you can also be the one to make the all important medical decisions related to your partners care. Of all benefits that is perhaps one of the most valuable; imagine being unable to receive vital medical information on the condition of your beloved simply because the law does not recognize you as being the next of kin!
Your civil partnership rights will also permit you the ability to be named the beneficiary in all insurance policies which can prove to be a source of comfort and security in the event of a tragedy within your family. For more information on your civil partnership rights, consider a visit to http://www.gayweddingdestinations.com/civilpartnershiprights!
Remember, also: while no one likes to think about the ending of a relationship it is vital that you understand what the repercussions will be in the event of the dissolution of the partnership. Similar in nature to a divorce, there is a formal legal process to end a civil partnership; you may find yourself with a responsibility for paying maintenance to your partner and any children of the relationship.