In order to dissolve a civil partnership in England and Wales you must have been civil partners for at least one year and be able to show the court that the relationship has irretrievably broken down. In order to do this you will need to rely upon one of the following facts:
As with divorces, the majority of civil partnership dissolutions are undefended as generally both parties accept the relationship has broken down and come to understand that the grounds for dissolution will have little bearing on financial matters or the arrangements for the children.
From the date of issue, undefended proceedings will take between four and six months to the pronouncement of the Conditional Order. There is then a further six week period before the application can be made for the Final Order to dissolve the partnership, although in practice it is usual to delay this until financial matters are resolved.
When dealing with dissolution proceedings it is important to put in place a court order dealing with the financial position to prevent financial claims being raised in the future.
We recognise that cost is one of the main concerns when it comes to dissolving a civil partnership. At Arora Ashton Patel we believe everyone should be able to access affordable legal advice. We have a range of charging rates to suit different budgets and will always provide you with a detailed estimate of our fees at outset of the matter. We will also undertake work for a fixed fee agreed in advance where possible.
For further information on any aspect of civil partnership dissolution, please contact one of the team on 0208 554 6263or alternatively email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for a call back.
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