Unfortunately, as with marriage, not every civil partnership works out and some couples will separate. To formalise a separation and dissolve a civil partnership the process is similar to a divorce.
We offer a friendly and sympathetic ear and will guide and advise you about the law and costs through what seems like an intimidating process to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
To preserve future relationships, especially where there are children involved, we are known for finding conciliatory and constructive solutions whilst, where necessary, also being effective with litigation.
For information on making financial arrangements or resolving financial disputes following the breakdown of a civil partnership, please click here.
Prior to or during a civil partnership you can choose to decide what should happen in the event of a separation. A pre civil partnership agreement (sometimes called a Pre-Cip) can be entered into before you enter into a civil partnership. After creating a civil partnership, you can enter into a post civil partnership agreement. In subsequent dissolution proceedings the court may take into account pre or post civil partnership agreements in the same way as pre and post nuptial agreements.
See our negotiated agreements whilst living together page for further information.
If you would like to know more about your rights within a civil partnership, please speak to one of our specialist family lawyers.
Our experienced and responsive family lawyers will guide you through the divorce process when, understandably, emotions are running high. We are friendly yet professional and can help you to see light at the end of the tunnel.
A number of options are available for reaching a financial settlement following a divorce, separation or dissolution of a civil partnership. Our expert family law team will guide you through your options to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
It is becoming increasingly common for people to consider during a relationship what may occur in the event of a separation. Our team can advise you on the best way to protect assets owned prior to the breakdown of a relationship.
There is a popular misconception that if you live together with your partner for a few years, you become, “common law husband and wife”, and enjoy the same rights as a married couple. This is not the case. There is no such concept as “common law marriage”.
If a couple is unable to come to an arrangement about their children after a separation or divorce, our specialist family solicitors can help you reach an agreement that works for you and the children, avoiding the need to go to court wherever possible.
Our experienced family law solicitors can assist you with a range of legal issues. Contact our family team to discuss your situation.
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