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An Introduction to Civil Partnership Dissolution

Civil partnership is often referred to as civil union and is now a legally recognised form of partnership, similar to that of marriage. In 2005, the law changed to allow same sex couples to register their partnership, and become civil partners. The Civil Partnership Act changed a number of other Acts of Parliament so that they must now be read to include civil partners, where they were originally drafted to refer only to married couples. In 2013, legislation was passed that allows same sex couples to legally marry.

In respect of relationship breakdown, the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 now makes provision for civil partners to seek dissolution of their relationship, in the same way that a married couple can seek a divorce. The provisions for financial claims to be brought are also extended to include civil partners. Pre-marital agreements may be applicable to civil partnership dissolution.

 Photo showing a male solicitor discussing civil law dissolution with a client and handing over paper information

All the information included on our website surrounding relationship breakdown apply equally to civil partners. For further information relating to civil partnership, please click here. At JLS Solicitors we can also help you to consider and discuss any issues that arise from the breakdown of a Civil Partnership in a non-confrontational way through mediation or through the collaborative law process. Please contact us directly to discuss your individual requirements.

For more information on civil partnership dissolution or civil union,
please call us at JLS Solicitors on 01252 726 741

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