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Civil partnerships

Dissolution of a Civil Partnership

Civil partnerships are entered into by same sex couples.  They create an arrangement that is almost identical to marriage.

Unfortunately, as with marriage, not every civil partnership works out and some couples will separate. To formalise a separation and dissolve a civil partnership the process is similar to a divorce.

We offer a friendly and sympathetic ear and will guide and advise you about the law and costs through what seems like an intimidating process to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

To preserve future relationships especially where there are children involved, we are known for finding conciliatory and constructive solutions whilst, where necessary, also being effective with litigation.

Civil Partnership Dissolution Procedure

The procedure and process to resolve financial arrangements following the dissolution is similar to the procedure in a divorce or separation.   See our page on financial arrangements following divorce, separation and dissolution of civil partnerships for more information.

Pre and Post Civil Partnership Agreements

Prior to or during a civil partnership you can choose to decide what should happen in the event of a separation. A pre civil partnership agreement (sometimes called a Pre-Cip) can be entered into before you enter into a civil partnership. After creating a civil partnership, you can enter into a post civil partnership agreement. In subsequent dissolution proceedings the court may take into account pre or post civil partnership agreements in the same way as pre and post nuptial agreements.

See our negotiated agreements whilst living together page for more information.

Alternatively, if you would like to know more about your rights, please feel free to speak to one of our specialist family lawyers:

Swati Somaiya
Direct Dial 0116 242 1255
Mobile 07739 507 532
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Dawn Salter
Direct Dial 0116 242 1297
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