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Civil Partnership

Civil Partnership is a relationship between two people recognised in law by The Civil Partnership Act 2004 which provides couples with the same rights and responsibilities enjoyed and accepted by married couples.

A Civil Partnership is created when civil partners sign a civil partnership document in a ceremony before a Registrar and two witnesses. Should the Civil Partnership break down irretrievably, an application for Dissolution may only be made following the first anniversary of the registration of the civil partnership document. Factors considered in financial resolution following the breakdown of Civil Partnerships are

  • unreasonable behaviour;
  • desertion;
  • separation for two years with both parties consenting to the dissolution; or
  • separation for five years if there is no consent.

We will discuss with you which of these options best fits your particular situation and then guide you through the dissolution process.

If you would like to speak with one of our team, we offer initial advice appointments. For more information, please telephone 01380 733300 or 01225 896100. If you think you might qualify for Legal Aid we can help – please let us know when you telephone.

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