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Civil Partnership Dissolution

Civil Partnership Dissolution

If you are in a civil partnership that has broken down, you may wish to apply for a dissolution to formally end your relationship.

This works in a similar way to divorce, and our experienced family law solicitors will be able to advise you on what this process entails. We know how stressful these situations can be, and at Davis Blank Furniss we approach every case with care and sensitivity to help you move on with your life.

Grounds for ending a civil partnership

In order to successfully apply for a civil partnership dissolution, you must first and foremost have been in a civil partnership for at least a year. If so, you then need to be able to show that your relationship has irretrievably broken down. There are four main reasons you can cite in order to prove this:

  • Unreasonable behaviour
  • Desertion
  • You have lived apart for more than 2 years – if both parties agree
  • You have lived apart for more than 5 years – at this stage, you can dissolve your civil partnership even if your former partner does not agree

The dissolution process

Once you decide to pursue a dissolution, you will need to decide how to handle the process. Davis Blank Furniss has expertise in various approaches, from a standard dissolution to collaborative law or mediation. We can talk you through the procedures and costs involved to help you decide which direction would work best for your circumstances.

Whatever you decide, we will help you work towards a resolution on a range of matters, including financial issues and any children who are part of your relationship. Our aim is to resolve your situation as quickly and amicably as possible, avoiding any conflict or unnecessary stress.