A civil partnership is a legally recognised union between two people of the same sex. Couples who enter into a civil partnership have the same rights and responsibilities as couples in a civil marriage.
Unfortunately, much like a marriage a civil partnership can break down and there are formalities to follow about when and how a civil partnership may be brought to an end. It is necessary to secure a dissolution order from the court.
If you think your relationship has irretrievably broken down, talk to us. We will advise you on the steps you should take and will be alongside you when you take them.
Our family law specialist has many years’ experience in the legal, practical and emotional aspects of relationships breaking down. We have one simple aim: to help you bring your civil partnership to a formal end as quickly and simply – and on the best possible terms – as possible.
We can provide clear, practical guidance for all of the issues involved in the end of civil partnership, including initiating and responding to an application for a dissolution order, as well as making financial settlements and arrangements for children.
We recognise that every client’s circumstances are different, requiring a tailored approach that matches your needs and concerns. We’ll get to know your situation and work with you to make sure that your future, and that of your loved ones, is taken care of.
Speak to our experienced family law solicitor in Axminster, Chard or Lyme Regis today by calling 01297 32345 or use the link at the top of the page to make an enquiry.
Our family law services
Our experienced family law solicitor can guide you through every step of the process of legally ending your relationship, as well as helping to resolve the practical issues surrounding the dissolution of a civil partnership and separation, such as financial settlements and arrangements for children.
Dissolution of civil partnership proceedings
We can guide you through the entire legal process of ending your civil partnership, including preparing and submitting an application for a dissolution order, corresponding with your ex-partner and their representative and applying for the order that formally ends your civil partnership.
With our expert guidance, we can minimise the likelihood of any mistakes that could see your dissolution application rejected, ensure that the grounds you cite for your dissolution are sufficient to satisfy a judge and help avoid or quickly resolve any other issues that threaten to delay the formal ending of your civil partnership.
There are often a number of different financial considerations to sort out when separating, including what should happen to the marital home, how any savings, investments and other assets should be divided and what, if any, maintenance should be paid.
Our family law solicitor is highly experienced in resolving these issues. We can help to ensure you get a fair settlement that works for you and your loved ones as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
Arrangements for children
Deciding what should happen to any children you and your partner have together is often one of the most contentious issues. The emphasis always needs to be on the wellbeing of your children, while protecting your right to a meaningful relationship with them.
We can help you explore your options and negotiate a solution amicably with your ex-partner, wherever possible, or support you in taking court action where required.