Living together, marriage and civil partnership
Settling down with your partner is an exciting step, but it is important to make sure you understand your relationship’s legal status.
These pages explain the legal differences between living together, getting married and entering a civil partnership. You can also find out how to get married or register your civil partnership.
Document covering how to marry, different types of marriage and marriage law.
Information about the legal differences between married and cohabiting couples including information on financial matters, responsibility for children and housing.
Information about how to register a civil partnership covering who can register, the cost of registering and special rules for sick and disabled people and people from abroad.
Information about the legal differences between civil partners and cohabiting couples, including information on financial matters and on responsibility for children and housing.