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Civil Partnerships

I'm in a civil partnership; what is the procedure?

Civil partnerships give same-sex couples the same rights and responsibilities as married couples. If you wish to bring your civil partnership to an end, then you will be seeking dissolution as opposed to a divorce.  However, the procedure for dissolving a civil partnership is virtually the same as the procedure for obtaining a divorce, except "adultery" is not a fact that can be relied upon. Please click here for more information about the divorce process.

I've received a petition for dissolution; what do I do?

If you have received dissolution papers that your ex-partner has issued, then you are known as the Respondent in the dissolution. Once you have received a petition, a response will need to be sent to the court within 7 days and therefore you should seek advice swiftly. It is advisable to talk to one of our experienced lawyers about the dissolution papers you have received and they can discuss the best way to respond and deal with any necessary paperwork for you.

When dealing with the breakdown of your civil partnership, it is imperative that you seek independent legal advice. Our family lawyers at BakerLaw can deal with your civil partnership dissolution from start to finish and also advise you about any potential financial claims and other related issues.

For more information please contact us online or by phone on 01252 733770.

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