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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.

How can we help?

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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It is a breath of fresh air to encounter such a dedicated and experienced Family Law Team at Brighton and Hove Law who service a broad spectrum of family work, especially supporting and advising parents whose children are subject to public law proceedings. Their dedication to clients who require special care, support and protection is unrivalled. As part of that team, Samantha Barker shows a real depth of experience and knowledge of family law and will pursue cases boldly and vigorously often achieving positive results which at the outset looked very unlikely.

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I have had the pleasure of working with Sarah on some very complex and difficult cases over the years.  She never loses sight of the client’s objectives but makes sure they receive realistic and sensible advice. Her case preparation is excellent and she is always willing to go the extra mile when necessary. When I receive a brief from Sarah I know that the case will be conducted effectively and efficiently. She is a consummate professional and a delight to work with.

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