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How does civil partnership dissolution work?

Dissolution of a civil partnership is a very similar process to divorce, so you should seek legal advice for guidance on how to proceed. Since 2022, a no-fault procedure is applied to dissolution. Therefore, much like divorce, there is no need to introduce grounds into the process other than that your relationship has irretrievably broken down. You must, however, have been in a partnership for at least a year before you can apply to the court for a dissolution order.  

Usually, the dissolving of a civil partnership depends on the promptness of the parties involved; if you are in agreement, the court will generally take 6-9 months to process the dissolution. However, disagreements or the slow return of documents can delay the process.

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We can help you make arrangements for looking after any children, any child maintenance payments for children, and can assist in the division of any assets. The process can be overwhelming, so our expert assistance will help guide you through the complexities and ensure the process is as smooth as possible. Contact us if you are going through this process and need assistance.

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