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Civil Partnership Breakdown

Dealing with the end of a relationship can be a time of upset and uncertainty. We can help you to navigate the process and support you to make decisions that are right for you.


Dissolving a civil partnership

If you’re thinking about ending your civil partnership, it’s important to get legal advice as early as possible so you know what your options are. Sorting finances, living arrangements, children and other things can feel overwhelming but we’re here to give you practical advice so that you can take it one step at a time.

The process for ending a civil partnership is similar to that of a divorce.


Reasons for ending a civil partnership

Currently there are only two ways to legally end a civil partnership;

  • No Fault Divorce - This is one of the biggest changes to divorce law in almost 50 years, outdating a lot of previous legislation. No Fault Divorce allows couples to legally end a civil partnership in an amicable manner, without the need for one spouse to blame the other. However, this also means that spouses will not be able to contest the divorce, apart from on grounds such as coercion and fraud.
  • Divorce - With the intoroduction of No Fault Divorce there is now only one ground end a civil partnership - irretrievable breakdown of the civil partnership, and you do not need to give reasons or place any blame.

We know that it’s not an easy thing to look at the options and work out which apply to your situation – but with our years’ of experience, we can sensitively talk these through with you and help to bring clarity to what you’re facing.


Why not book in for a free initial meeting?

You first appointment with one of our specialist family lawyers will be free, and we’ll talk through:

  • What the issues are
  • Finding the best process for you
  • Working out who in our team is best suited to supporting you
  • Our likely costs – and the payment options for you (including fixed fee options)
  • How long it’s likely to take


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