Legal advice for same sex families
The law is at last moving forward and acknowledging the reality of modern family life, and the vital role played by same sex couples looking after children.
Recent changes in same sex family law mean that gay and lesbian couples in an enduring relationship can now be recognised as legal parents of children.
This provides greater stability for same sex families throughout England and Wales, who can now embark on the journey to parenthood knowing that their legal status as parents can be legally secure even if they are not the biological parent.
We advise on the full range of legal issues concerning same sex family law, including:
- Child contact (child arrangements)
- Cohabitation and civil partnership agreements
- Dissolution of civil partnerships
- Financial remedies
- Child relocation and holidays
- Parental orders and responsibility for non-biological parents
For same-sex families considering donor insemination, surrogacy and adoption we can offer draft agreements to regulate such arrangements and protect you in the future.