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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’ 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 or complete our online form for advice about civil partnership dissolution.

When can a Civil Partnership be dissolved?

To obtain dissolution by court order, it is necessary to prove that your civil partnership has irretrievably broken down. 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.

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 provision 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’.

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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, telephone or e-mail, our family law team will take you through the entire process.

Contact Gorvins today on 0161 930 5151, e-mail or fill in our online form at the top of this page.

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    Gorvins Family Law solicitors are specialists in children matters and will guide you through the process...

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    When a relationship breaks down, the continued happiness and well-being of your children is of utmost importance.

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    Cohabitation is a popular arrangement for many and it is therefore important to understand your rights

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    Divorce is the legal process that brings an end to a marriage that has broken down.

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    If you've suffered domestic violence and abuse, the specialist team at Gorvins Solicitors can help you...

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  • Financial and Property Matters

    A Financial Settlement ensure any property or assets you own jointly together are sorted out to avoid future issues...

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