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Dealing with a separation can be traumatic, difficult and disappointing.

The legal implications can cause added stress and confusion at a very uncertain time which is why it’s important to seek the right advice, at the right time.

When dealing with a dissolution of a civil partnership, Ward Hadaway’s experienced and empathetic team of lawyers can help you every step of the way. Our civil partnership dissolution solicitors have in depth expertise in the breakdown of civil partnerships and are well equipped to help you get the best outcome possible from the difficult situation you’re in.

Initial steps

To begin the dissolution of a civil partnership you need to prove the relationship has irretrievably broken down. Following the change in divorce law in April 2022, when no fault divorce was introduced in England and Wales, there is now no need to prove the other party is at fault or a requirement to assign fault when filing for divorce.

You can make a dissolution of civil partnership application following a year of partnership. The application asks the court for permission to end the relationship. Our team of specialist civil dissolution solicitors can help you complete the application, ensure you provide the relevant information and answer the questions asked appropriately. Our civil partnership dissolution lawyers can also help with a response to an application too as well as helping with any disputes or conflict during the dissolution process.

Please contact one of our specialist civil dissolution solicitors for a confidential and no obligation chat.

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    Christine Barker

    Partner | Family & Matrimonial, Manchester

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    Partner | Family & Matrimonial

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    Partner | Family & Matrimonial, Leeds

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