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    • Beverley Hillbillies
    • By Beverley Hillbillies 12th Jul 17, 3:53 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 3:53 PM
    Civil Partnership 12th Jul 17 at 3:53 PM
    Having been with my partner for 27years, for financial & legal protection, we've decided it's time we protected our relationship.

    Can anyone offer a step by step guide what we have to do?

    As this is moneysaving, we're not looking for anything extravagant or flamboyant, just a simple, basic way of making our relationship official.
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    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 12th Jul 17, 4:17 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 4:17 PM
    Are you a same sex couple as heterosexual couples can't have a civil partnership.
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    • TonyMMM
    • By TonyMMM 12th Jul 17, 5:06 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 5:06 PM
    Contact your local registration office - for marriage or civil partnership the process is much the same.

    Can be very simple (and cheap) if you want it to be.
    • barbarawright
    • By barbarawright 12th Jul 17, 5:20 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 5:20 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 5:20 PM
    Check the website of your local register office - the fees will be laid out. Cheapest ceremony will usually be about £250 plus about £40 for giving notice of intent (the civil equivalent of having the banns published) though some places are cheaper so it might be worth checking neighbouring boroughs if you want to be really MSE. The register office will be able to point you to where to get a couple of witnesses on the day if you want it to be really simple (I used to work next to a register office and we did it all the time)
    • gwynlas
    • By gwynlas 12th Jul 17, 6:31 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 6:31 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 6:31 PM
    We were in a similar situation after 23 years together and got married, just us two friends and £250 plus as previous poster says.
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