Inverness 01463 221727 | Dingwall 01349 866777 | Aviemore 01479 788688

Inverness 01463 221727

Dingwall 01349 866777

Aviemore 01479 788688

Cohabitation and Civil Partnerships

The Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 came into force on 4 May 2006. Opposite and same sex couples who cohabit now have certain rights if their relationship comes to an end or if one of them dies.

We can advise you of those rights and would suggest you seek advice quickly as any potential claim by a co-habitee must be raised in the Sheriff Court before 1 year has expired from the date of the cohabitation ending.

Since December 2005 same sex couples can register as Civil partners. Civil partners have similar rights to a married couple.

For further details either telephone 01463-221727 and ask for the Court Department or send an email.

Mary Nimmo | PartnerMary heads up our Court Department and advises clients in Litigation matters in both the Sheriff Courts and the Court of Session. In particular she deals with Civil Court matters, personal injury and medical negligence cases along with an extensive range of other issues, including family law.
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Laura McCarthy | PartnerLaura was born and raised in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. She is a dual qualified solicitor, holding Practicing Certificates both in Scotland and for England & Wales. Within our Dispute Resolution Department, Laura will be undertaking both private and commercial litigation.
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