Civil partnership dissolution solicitors
Our experienced family law team is here to guide you through the process of civil partnership dissolution, providing practical advice and support every step of the way.
We understand that the end of a civil partnership can be a difficult and emotional time. Our legal team provides expert advice and support for civil partnership dissolution, helping clients navigate the complex legal process with sensitivity and efficiency.
Ending a civil partnership is always a difficult time for all involved. Decisions need to be made about how each party can start to move forward on a practical footing, along with the emotional considerations that always accompany the end of a relationship.
The right legal advice at this point can help to protect your rights and ensure that informed decisions can be made throughout the dissolution of the civil partnership. If you are also parents, you will need to make arrangements for your children that are in their best interests, and we can help you to achieve this by offering expert support at every stage of the process.
At Moore Barlow, our team of family law solicitors are known for providing expert legal advice on all aspects of civil partnership dissolution, helping you to achieve the best possible outcome in your circumstances. If you are part of a couple who wish to proceed with dissolving a civil partnership, some of the considerations that need to be settled can include:
- The division of any assets and properties
- Drafting separation agreements or financial orders and dissolving the civil partnership by securing the final order.
- Issues around children, such as where they should live, contact, maintenance arrangements and parenting decisions.
It’s important that you seek expert legal advice as early in the process as possible if you are seeking to dissolve a civil partnership, to help protect your interests.
What is civil partnership dissolution?
Civil partnership dissolution is the legal process of ending a civil partnership. Civil partnership dissolution is similar to divorce, and involves dissolving the legal relationship between the partners and resolving any financial or property issues that may arise.
How to dissolve a civil partnership
If you have been civil partners legally for more than a year, you will need a dissolution order from a court to legally end the union. You can apply to dissolve your civil partnership either jointly with your partner or through your own individual application, and all applications are made on the ground that the relationship has broken down irretrievably. It is no longer necessary for either party to be at fault for the application to proceed, nor can a party contest the application once made on the basis that they do not wish to dissolve the partnership.
Is there a difference between dissolving a civil partnership and divorce?
Dissolving a civil partnership is very similar to the process of divorce, as both are legal ways to end a relationship. There can be minor technical differences in relation to jurisdiction that may apply, however these must be considered in the context of each individual situation.
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How long does it take to get a civil partnership dissolved?
The process of dissolving a civil partnership usually takes between 6 and 12 months, it can be longer, depending on your circumstances.
If circumstances are such that this timescale feels unworkable, you could try and agree a separation agreement in the first instance, which will help you to make the necessary arrangements from a legal and practical point of view, until a final dissolution order can be settled.
We can help you with either a separation agreement or a or a dissolution, to help you start the legal process that will mean you can start moving forward with your life.
Decisions involving children or financial arrangements during civil partnership dissolution
Decisions involving children or financial arrangements during a civil partnership dissolution can often be of concern. However, being able to settle these issues without a court hearing is usually preferable for everyone involved. To achieve this, we recommend you take specialist advice from our civil partnership lawyers who have vast experience in dealing with such matters.
Why choose our civil partnership dissolution solicitors?
Here at Moore Barlow our civil partnership dissolution solicitors are highly experienced and dedicated to helping you navigate the legal process with compassion and expertise. We understand the unique challenges that come with dissolving a civil partnership, and we work tirelessly to ensure that your rights and interests are protected every step of the way. With a proven track record of success and a commitment to providing personalised, attentive service, we are the clear choice for anyone seeking skilled representation in this complex area of law.
How can our civil partnership dissolution solicitors help?
By choosing our civil partnership dissolution solicitors, we can provide you with expert legal advice and support throughout the process of ending your civil partnership. We understand that this can be a difficult and emotional time, and we will work with you to ensure that your rights and interests are protected. Whether you need help negotiating a financial settlement or resolving disputes over child custody, we have the knowledge and experience to guide you through every step of the process.
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Frequently asked questions
How do you legally end a civil partnership?
To legally end a civil partnership, you must file for dissolution through a court application. This requires completing and submitting the relevant forms, attending court hearings, and reaching an agreement on financial and custody matters. Upon approval by the court, the civil partnership will be officially terminated.
Is it easier to end a civil partnership?
Yes, it is generally easier to end a civil partnership compared to divorcing in a marriage.
Is civil partnership dissolution the same as divorce?
Yes, civil partnership dissolution is essentially the same as divorce. It is the legal process of ending a civil partnership or marriage, with similar procedures and considerations for division of assets, custody, and support arrangements.
How much does it cost to dissolve a civil partnership?
The cost to dissolve a civil partnership can vary depending on the jurisdiction and any legal fees involved. In general, it can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.
On what grounds can you dissolve a civil partnership?
A civil partnership can be dissolved on the grounds of irretrievable breakdown, which can be demonstrated through one of the following reasons: unreasonable behaviour, separation for at least two years with both partners’ consent, desertion for at least two years, or separation for at least five years without the need for both partners’ consent.
What happens if a civil partnership ends?
If a civil partnership ends, it can be dissolved through legal procedures similar to divorce. The couple would need to go through the process of filing a dissolution petition, attending court hearings, and dividing assets and liabilities. Once the civil partnership is dissolved, the couple’s legal obligations and responsibilities towards each other also come to an end.
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We are experts in family and divorce law, providing sensitive, empathetic and experienced advice upon the breakdown of relationships and child related matters.
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