Ending a civil partnership is more than just ticking legal boxes; it's a big life change that can come with its own set of emotional and practical challenges. At Switalskis, we've got a dedicated team skilled in dealing with civil partnership dissolutions.
We understand it can be complicated, so our goal is to make the legalities as simple as we can for you. We'll cut through the legal jargon and explain everything in easy-to-understand terms, keeping you informed at each stage.
Ending a civil partnership can be a tough and confusing time, but you don't have to do it alone. At Switalskis, we're more than just legal experts. We're people who understand how emotionally hard this can be for you.
We'll explain your rights and choices in the dissolution process, and adapt our advice to fit your own specific needs. Our aim is to answer all your questions and make sure you're looked after, making the whole process a bit easier to handle.
Concerned about the cost? Don't be. We tell you what our fees are going to be at the initial meeting. That way, you won't be hit with any surprises down the line.
Many of our solicitors are members of Resolution, a respected group of family law experts. So you can trust us to give you quality, up-to-date professional advice. We know the ins and outs of ending a civil partnership, so we're more than ready to give you the help you need.
Dissolution of a civil partnership means officially ending that legal relationship. It's a formal process that ends the legal ties between you and your partner. Like divorce for married couples, dissolution is the only way to make sure you're both legally free to move on.
Why would someone opt for dissolution? Reasons can vary - maybe the relationship has broken down and you both agree it's time to part ways. Perhaps there are disagreements that you just can't resolve, such as money issues or future plans. Whatever the reason, dissolution allows you both to go your separate ways.
So, how does it work? Generally, you'll need legal help to guide you through the process, which usually involves filling out forms and possibly going to a court hearing. There may be questions about your finances, property and child care if you have children. The goal is to sort out these matters fairly so that both partners can start afresh.
At Switalskis, our aim is to make this as simple as possible for you. We walk you through the steps, answer all your questions, and make sure you know what's happening at each stage. This way, you can focus on getting through what may be a challenging time, knowing that you have experts at your side.
Ending a civil partnership is a big step, but you're not alone:
The time it takes to end a civil partnership can differ from one case to another. If everything goes smoothly and there are no unexpected obstacles, you could complete the process in about six to eight months. However, it's worth noting that different factors could slow things down. For example, if you and your partner can't agree on how to split your belongings or if there are children involved, this could make the process take longer.
You can find online options for ending a civil partnership that seem cheap and quick but these services usually only take care of the paperwork and offer little to no advice. This leaves you to make big life decisions without much legal guidance.
Ending a civil partnership isn't simple. It can become more complex if you have a shared home, children, joint finances, or pensions. Even if both parties agree to the dissolution, sorting out finances, living arrangements, and belongings is challenging. If something goes wrong, you may only find out when it's too late.
Our family law team is highly knowledgeable and has dealt with all sorts of complicated cases. They can help you plan for your future and make sure you get what's fair.
When children are part of the picture, deciding the care arrangements for them can be tense. Our team can help resolve any disagreements about your children and aim to find the best outcome for them. If the case has to go to court, we can represent you there as well.
Each civil partnership dissolution is unique so the outcome can often vary. The court will consider factors like both partners' incomes, assets and whether children are involved.
Financial matters are usually sorted out during the dissolution process. This can be negotiated directly or with legal assistance. We recommend formalising any agreements in a legal document approved by the court, known as a consent order. If you can't reach an agreement, the court will make the final decision.
If your civil partner dies, you'll have the same legal rights as a spouse in a marriage. This means that you could inherit from your partner's estate. You may be entitled to assets like money, property or other belongings that your partner owned. Importantly, these rights still apply even if you've started the process of ending your civil partnership. So, if you were in the middle of separating and your partner passed away, you could still inherit from them, just like a married person would. This is an important point to understand, especially if you're going through a difficult period in your relationship.
Family law issues can vary in complexity and emotional toll, each having its own set of rules, challenges and things to think about. At Switalskis, we have the know-how to help you navigate a wide spectrum of family law matters. To give you an idea, here's a rundown of the different types of family law issues we can assist you with:
If you're thinking about ending a civil partnership and want advice that's just for you, give our team a call today.
Call us on 0800 1380 458 or get in touch through our website.