Family Law Solicitors
If you are looking for civil partnership dissolution, EPO can help you with the best legal advice whether defenced or undefended.
Eddowes, Perry, and Osbourne are in the family law field for many years. EPO has dealt with various clients with different requirements and has built an amazing client trust, being recognised for the high quality of service.
Civil Partnership Dissolution
Many people don’t know the difference between civil partnership dissolution and divorce, but the answer is quite simple: Dissolution is usually for people in a civil partnership while a divorce is for legally married couples.
You can apply for a Civil partnership dissolution if your partnership has lasted for at least one year. You will need to apply for a court for the order, and accordingly to the new law, you no longer need to provide reasonable reasons or ‘grounds’ to apply.
You can easily apply on the Government website. They have lots of information and links to help. In case you have any children with your partner, you will also need to work out the arrangements for looking after the children and/or divide your money and property if you have them, to avoid going to court.
New Rules for Civil Partnership Dissolution
Ending civil partnerships rules are changing. Before April 2022, you were required to give one or more reasons why finishing the partnership. They were:
- Unreasonable behaviour: Abuse or cruelty (verbal or physical), being irresponsible with money or unfaithful
- Desertion: If your partner has left you for at least 2 years
- You and your partner have been separated for more than 2 years: When both of you agreed with the dissolution or 5 years when one of you disagrees with the dissolution.
After April 2022 you can ask for dissolution without giving a reason or ‘ground’ and you will be also able to apply online weather than by post only.
Our Divorce and Family Lawyer
David Smith, Head of the Family Law team, welcomes all clients regardless of their circumstances, assuring high levels of care and cost-effective advice. He offers free of charge consultation without time constraints.