Gorvins team of Family Law Solicitors are highly experienced in dealing with the breakdown of same-sex relationships and civil partnership dissolution. Gorvins family team specialise in providing advice and representation for dissolution proceedings as well as having many years of experience in working with same-sex couples who are separating.

We understand separating can involve high emotions, and our team of solicitors are sensitive to your needs during this difficult time and work with you to resolve your dispute with compassion and efficiency.  Call us on 0161 930 5151, e-mail familyteam@gorvins.com or complete our online form for advice about civil partnership dissolution.

What are the grounds for civil partnership dissolution?

To obtain dissolution by court order, it’s necessary to prove that your civil partnership has irretrievably broken down. An irretrievable breakdown can be established by providing one of the four grounds for dissolution:

  • Your civil partner has behaved in such a manner that you cannot reasonably be expected to live with them
  • You and your civil partner have lived apart for a period of two years and you both agree to a dissolution
  • Your civil partner has deserted you for a period of more than two years
  • You have lived apart for five years or more – dissolution can then be obtained whether or not your civil partner agrees to such proceedings.

What can the courts do after civil partnership dissolution?

As with any relationship breakdown and divorce, on a decree of dissolution, the court is given powers to make orders dealing with the arrangements for residence and contact of any children from the relationship. The court can also make financial provisions in the form of property transfer, pension, lump sum and maintenance orders.

How long does a Civil Partnership Dissolution take?

In most circumstances obtaining dissolution of a civil partnership is simple and straightforward and can usually be settled so you and your partner do not have to attend court.

The ‘petitioner’ (the person applying for the civil partnership dissolution) will carry out the majority of the dissolution process. The other party in the process is known as the ‘respondent’.

Click here for more information on the Civil Partnership Dissolution process

How can Gorvins help?

If you are thinking about civil partnership dissolution or would like to discuss your family situation we provide a free initial consultation, provided in a format to suit you; whether face to face, by telephone or by e-mail, our family law team will take you through the entire process.

Contact Gorvins today on Error! Hyperlink reference not valid., e-mail familyteam@gorvins.com or fill in our online form at the top of this page.

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