Civil Partnership Dissolution
The decision to end your civil partnership is rarely an easy one to make. At LGFL Ltd, we will deal with the dissolution of your civil partnership sensitively and appropriately, and discuss with you all of your options, including settlements. (We can also offer advice on the few but significant legal differences for divorce in same-sex marriages.)
Support through your dissolution
If you do decide to issue dissolution proceedings, we will deal with your dissolution with professionalism and discretion. We aim to respond to you quickly and efficiently, advising you at each stage and discussing relevant timescales with you. We’ll keep you fully informed and in touch with the progress of your case.
Fixed fee civil partnership dissolutions
We provide upfront, transparent charges and monthly billing for all our marriage-related service, including civil partnership dissolutions. We also offer dissolution on a fixed fee basis, so you know precisely how much you will be charged.
Our rates are competitive for our high level of expertise thanks to our choice of contemporary offices in a rural location. Many clients come to us from across Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Wiltshire, London and overseas too, for our level of expertise and our reputation for getting the right results for our clients.
For expert advice and professional dissolution services, call LGFL Ltd, or book a free 30-minute consultation with us at our offices or over the phone.
Financial arrangements and agreements
Dissolution proceedings invariably involve financial issues such as financial settlements or division of family assets. For more details, see our Financial Settlements page.
Dissolution and children
We aim to reduce the stress involved in ending any a civil partnership through collaborative law practices. This allows for a more sympathetic approach where children are involved. For more details, see our Children and Divorce page.
The Marriage Act 2013
Civil partnerships were first made available under the provisions of the Civil Partnership Act 2004, granting right and responsibilities very similar to a civil marriage. Partnerships could be legally formed in England after 21 December 2004.
Under the Marriage Act 2013, same sex couples have been able to marry since 29 March 2014 in England and Wales. The Act extends lawful marriage to same sex couples, such that "In the law of England and Wales, marriage has the same effect in relation to same sex couples as it has in relation to opposite sex couples."
A civil partnership may also be converted into a marriage by signing a ‘conversion into marriage’ declaration with a registrar. The couple will receive a marriage certificate backdated to when the civil partnership was formed.
While those in a same sex marriage will require a divorce, those in a civil partnership must seek a dissolution of their partnership.
Call us at LGFL Ltd to discuss any aspect of civil partnership dissolution or same sex marriage, including:
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Pension rights
- Being unable to cite adultery in divorce cases
Or, take advantage of our free 30 minute consultation* offer.
* Terms and conditions apply.