Civil Partnerships

We understand the sensitivities associated with relationship breakdown and can provide practical and legal advice about how to address and resolve them.

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Civil Partnerships

At WBW we know that families come in all shapes and sizes and we have experience of offering assistance to all including those who have entered into Civil Partnerships.

The issues which those in Civil Partnerships face are the same as for all other families facing family breakdown, such as the anxiety and uncertainty about future financial arrangements and about making arrangements for children.

At WBW we have a number of experienced practitioners, many who are accredited specialists who can assist you with all of these issues, both legal and practical, by explaining the process and discussing with you the issues and concerns which you have.

We understand the sensitivities associated with relationship breakdown and can provide practical and legal advice about how to address and resolve those, discuss and consider with you how you would like to resolve those issues, whether through a Court process or an alternative and assist you to deal with matters in a way that you believe is best for you and your family.

Frequently Asked Questions

My relationship has broken down – how do I end my civil partnership?

The process to dissolve your civil partnership is very similar to the procedure used for a divorce in that you file a application, obtain a conditional order and then a final order which finally dissolves your partnership.

You must have been in your registered civil partnership for a year before you can apply for dissolution.

The whole process takes a minimum of 26 weeks. There should not be any need for either of you to attend court and the case can be dealt with using an online portal and sometimes via the paper process.

My partner has parental responsibility for his/her children, now that we are in a civil partnership – how do I obtain parental responsibility?
My civil partnership has broken down and we are in the process of dissolving this but, I am worried about what happens about the house and sorting out a financial settlement. What happens next?

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