Legal support and advice when your partnership ends
We understand that sometimes relationships don't work out. And although it's an emotionally stressful period, with the correct legal guidance, dissolving a civil partnership can be a less stressful and straightforward process.
To obtain a dissolution, it is necessary to prove an 'irretrievable breakdown' in your relationship. Irretrievable breakdown can be established on four grounds; your civil partner has behaved in such a manner that you can't be expected to live with them; you and your civil partner have lived apart for two years and both agree to the dissolution; you have been deserted by your civil partner for two or more years; you have lived separately for more than five years, regardless of whether your partner agrees or not.
Drawing on considerable experience, our divorce solicitors can guide you through the entire process of dissolving your civil partnership, helping you prove one of the four grounds and obtaining the financial settlement and assets that you deserve.
We can also help resolve any disputes over children that come as a result of the relationship ending. Parenthood in civil partnerships can be an extremely complex area of the law, but our experienced solicitors can help you get to the bottom of the matter, establish who has the right to parenthood – something usually established prior to the child's birth – and help fight for your rights.