Family Law Waltham Abbey
Civil Partnership Orders Solicitors Essex
The Civil Partnership Act of 2004 allows couples over the age of 16 to register their relationship and The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act of 2013 allows couples of the same sex to marry and enter into civil partnerships. It is a great option if you do not want a traditional ceremony and it grants couples a number of legal rights.
Both forming and dissolving civil partnerships however, are complex legal processes that require the help of an experienced solicitor. Our vast experience with civil partnerships can help you learn and understand more about this trying legal hurdle.
Our specialist team of family lawyers can help you understand more about the financial matters involved, cohabitation orders, parental responsibility and pre- and post-partnership agreements to help protect both parties.
We offer a caring approach to the process of both forming and dissolving civil partnerships, helping you make the right decision and right path for you.
Dissolving a Civil Partnership
The procedure to dissolve a civil partnership reflects the procedure for divorce in that the dissolution can only begin one year or more after the formation of the civil partnership or marriage. In addition, the person seeking to dissolve the civil partnership or divorce must demonstrate that the relationship has irretrievably broken down.
To prove that the civil partnership has broken down irretrievably, the person seeking the dissolution must rely on and cite one of four facts. Contrary to divorce, three of these facts depend upon the couple having been separated for two years of more and the fourth fact depends upon the other person’s unreasonable behaviour. In English law, adultery cannot be relied upon and cited as a means to dissolve same-sex marriages and civil partnerships as the law defines adultery as sexual intercourse between a woman and a man.
Get in touch
If you are thinking about either entering into or dissolving a civil partnership, we highly recommend consulting a specialist solicitor who can help you understand the procedure and your legal rights. We offer free 30-minute consultations to help you to make the correct decision.
To get in touch, call 0203 876 7136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to advise you.
Please note that you do not have to attend our offices and we can take your instructions by email, phone or Zoom video call conferencing.