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The legal process of ending a civil partnership can have a major impact on the whole family. The firm is very experienced in helping you to resolve disputes efficiently, professionally and sensitively.
Whilst we promote co-operation and offer a range of options to assist you in the process, whether this is through the Court system, negotiations through solicitors, mediation or collaborative law, we will firmly stand in your corner and ensure you achieve the best possible outcome in your particular case.
We will outline your options at every stage and give you the information to make your own decisions.
Divorce and Dissolution Law fundamentally changed from 6 April 2022. Resolution (of which our lawyers are members) have campaigned for this change for a long time, and it is widely supported within the profession.
To obtain a dissolution of your civil partnership, you need to show that you have been in a civil partnership for more than a year and that this has broken down irretrievably.
The application can be made by one Party, or by both civil partners jointly. We can guide you through the best option for your individual circumstances. Following the application, the Respondent will then receive a Notice of Proceedings and will be advised by communication from the Court how to deal with the dissolution application.
There is a compulsory waiting period of 20 weeks from the application until the Conditional Order can be made by the Court (the interim dissolution Order). This is to provide civil partners with a period of reflection before the dissolution is progressed. After the Conditional Order has been made, the applicant (or joint applicants) can apply for the Final Order when a further cooling off period of 6 weeks and 1 day from the Conditional Order has expired.
The dissolution process can take as little as 7 - 9 months from start to finish if the dissolution is relatively straightforward. If financial matters are in prolonged dispute the process can take somewhat longer. Our strong recommendation is that clients take advice at the earliest possible stage in order that they are fully aware as to their options and potentially to gain a tactical advantage in the negotiation of their respective positions
Dissolution of civil partnerships
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