Civil Partnerships

Civil Partnerships

Unlock comprehensive legal support for same-sex Civil Partnership dissolutions at our distinguished law firm. Since December 2004, same-sex couples have had the option to formalize their commitment through Civil Partnerships, gaining rights and responsibilities similar to marriage. Our seasoned legal team specializes in navigating the intricacies of these dissolutions, ensuring a smooth process with a focus on financial and familial considerations.

We can assist with the following;

  • Same-Sex Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Civil Partnership Rights and Responsibilities
  • Dissolving Civil Partnerships
  • Legal Support for Same-Sex Couples
  • Financial Considerations in Civil Partnership Dissolutions
  • Property Transfers and Adjustment Orders
  • Pension Orders in Dissolutions
  • Maintenance Orders for Dissolving Civil Partnerships
  • Jointly Owned Home Disputes
  • Child-Related Issues in Civil Partnership Dissolutions

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As of my last knowledge update  in the UK, the legal process for dissolving a civil partnership requires demonstrating that the partnership has irretrievably broken down. To prove the irretrievable breakdown, one of the following four facts must be established:

  1. Unreasonable Behaviour:
    • This involves proving that your partner has behaved in such a way that you cannot reasonably be expected to live with them. Examples might include physical or verbal abuse, financial irresponsibility, or other conduct that makes it unreasonable to continue the partnership.
  2. Desertion:
    • To prove desertion, it must be shown that your partner has deserted you for a continuous period of at least two years. Desertion involves the intentional abandonment of the partnership without justification.
  3. Two Years’ Separation with Consent:
    • If you and your partner have lived separately for a continuous period of at least two years and both agree to the dissolution, this can be grounds for ending the civil partnership.
  4. Five Years’ Separation (No Consent Required):
    • If you have lived separately from your partner for a continuous period of at least five years, the court may grant a dissolution even if your partner does not consent.

It’s important to note that the legal landscape can change, and you should consult with a legal professional or check the latest resources to ensure you have the most up-to-date information regarding the requirements for the breakdown of civil partnerships in the UK. Additionally, family law is complex, and seeking the guidance of a solicitor is advisable for personalized advice based on your specific situation.


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At Leeds Family Law Ltd, we offer a complete suite of legal services to support you through the challenging phases of a dissolution. From drafting the initial dissolution petition to providing legal representation, our experienced team is committed to addressing every facet of your case.

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  1. Dissolution Petition Drafting: Initiating the legal process with precision, we expertly draft dissolution petitions tailored to your unique circumstances. Our meticulous approach ensures that all necessary details are captured, laying the foundation for a smooth and efficient dissolution process.
  2. Financial Entitlement Advice: Understanding your financial entitlements is crucial during a dissolution. Our team provides personalized advice to help you navigate the complexities of financial matters, ensuring that you are well-informed about your rights and entitlements throughout the process.
  3. Child-Related Dispute Resolution: When disputes arise concerning children, our dedicated team offers guidance and resolution strategies. We provide comprehensive advice on matters related to child custody, visitation, and support, striving to reach agreements that prioritize the best interests of the children involved.
  4. Legal Representation: Whether in negotiation sessions, mediation, or court proceedings, our experienced legal professionals are committed to representing your interests effectively. We bring a wealth of experience to the table, advocating for your rights and ensuring that your voice is heard throughout the legal process.

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  • Experience and Expertise: With years of experience, our legal team is well-versed in the intricacies of dissolution cases, offering you a wealth of expertise to navigate your unique situation.
  • Personalized Approach: We understand that every case is unique. Our approach is personalized, ensuring that our legal guidance is tailored to your specific needs and objectives.
  • Dedication to Results: From drafting documents to providing representation, our team is dedicated to achieving favourable outcomes for our clients, prioritizing your well-being and legal success.

Choosing Leeds Family Law Ltd means choosing a partner that provides comprehensive legal support at every step of your dissolution journey. Contact us today to benefit from our expertise in dissolution petition drafting, financial advice, child-related dispute resolution, and legal representation, ensuring a thorough and effective legal process.

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