Civil partnerships

Civil partnerships are entered into by same sex couples. They create an arrangement that is almost identical to marriage and therefore go through the same procedures as married couples if the relationship breaks down.

Dissolution of a civil partnership

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.

Pre and post civil partnership agreements

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.

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Our experienced family law solicitors can assist you with a range of legal issues. Contact our family team to discuss your situation.

Contact the team below, or alternatively call on +44 (0)116 262 4225

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We’re situated in the heart of Leicester’s commercial quarter, just minutes from the city centre. Get in touch with any queries you have, or alternatively, call us on 0116 262 4225.

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