The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 came into force in March 2014. In addition the opportunity for couples who are in a registered Civil Partnership in England and Wales prior to December 2014 are now able to convert a Civil Partnership into a marriage at any Registry Office in England and Wales.

Grounds for divorce in same sex marriage breakdown

As a consequence of this legislation, the same grounds for divorce with the exception of adultery are available upon relationship break down as are all of the financial remedies for maintenance, lump sum, property adjustment and pension sharing orders.

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