Dissolution of Civil Partnerships
If you would like to dissolve your civil partnership, the family law team at Blackstone Solicitors can guide you through the process to help you reach a satisfactory conclusion. We understand that any separation can be extremely difficult and stressful, with various matters to be worked out. That is why we are here to provide the advice you need.
It is important that as part of a same sex couple you fully understand your rights and are aware of the options available to you as you go through what can be a very challenging and emotionally draining time. At Blackstone, we can help to make the process as stress-free as possible and give you the best chance of securing the outcome you are after.
At Blackstone, we are renowned for our passion and tenacity; and this is something that helps us get the very best results for clients. This is no different when it comes to civil partnership dissolutions, and we will do everything in our power to make sure the outcome is all that you hope it will be.
We appreciate that while the ending of a relationship may be for the best for both parties, it can nonetheless be an extremely difficult experience. Our solicitors are sympathetic, compassionate and understanding, and we will provide the support you need when going through what can be a testing experience.
Helping You Through Civil Partnership Dissolution
Similar to divorce for married couples, dissolution is the process through which your civil partnership is legally brought to an end. If you wish to enter into another civil partnership, or marriage, your previous civil partnership will need to have been dissolved first. This does not apply if you wish to marry your existing civil partner.
There are many implications of bringing a civil partnership to an end, and we are here to provide the advice you need when going through a dissolution. Some of the matters you may need to take into consideration can include:
- The family home and what should happen to it
- Property and other assets and what should happen to them
- Whether one of you should have the responsibility for the continuing financial support of the other party
- What should happen to pensions
- Who should be responsible for debts
The Blackstone team can provide assistance to make sure you have all of the information you need to help with the various issues that can crop up.
Obtaining a Civil Partnership Dissolution
A dissolution order brings your civil partnership to its legal end. You can only apply for a dissolution order after your civil partnership has existed for at least one year.
In order to obtain a dissolution order, it must be proved that your relationship has broken down irretrievably. As such, it is a legal requirement that one of the following is proved:
- Your partner has behaved unreasonably
- The two of you agree to the dissolution and you have lived apart for two years
- Your partner left home against your wishes and with no good reason (deserted you) at least two years ago
- You have lived apart for at least five years
Contact us Today
Speak to our family law solicitors today about your situation and find out more about how we can help and what you should do next. Either call us on 0161 929 0121 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We help people from across the UK, including those in the Manchester, London, Cheshire and Chester areas.