Civil partners have the same rights and responsibilities as those who enter into a heterosexual marriage. Civil Partnerships can only be dissolved by the court.
The grounds for dissolving a Civil Partnership are the same as for divorce except in relation to adultery. If your partner is unfaithful the ground for dissolution may be unreasonable behaviour. No application for dissolution can be made within the first year of the Civil Partnership.
If you are in a Civil Partnership which has broken down you have rights to claim for financial reparation. These are the same as in respect of divorce and therefore please see the section with the heading Property and Financial Matters.
Civil Partnerships and children
There are many different things to consider and the process can seem very confusing. If you would like more information on approach then please click on one of the following links:
The practice is delighted to share with you the news that The Legal 500 has noted Hawkins Family Law as a “Leading Firm” for the second year running and as being best known for handling high-value financial remedy cases. Key names include Jo Hawkins (who has “a wealth of experience”’), Annabel Hayward, who provides “sound and pragmatic advice”, and Loraine Davenport. The Legal 500, 2016.
Hawkins Family Law’s “exemplary“ team is ‘very good on pre-nuptial agreements and with high-net-worth clients’. Jo Hawkins has ‘strong experience and a commercial approach’; Loraine Davenport ‘fights her clients’ corner, but knows when it is in a client’s interests to settle’; and Annabel Hayward is ‘a pragmatic lawyer with a cool head’. The Legal 500, 2015.
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Hawkins Family Law are pleased to share with you that they have been quoted in the Chambers Guides UK 2016 as a “well-regarded family law boutique, notably active on ancillary relief and children matters. Ability to provide alternative dispute resolution options with mediation and arbitration experience.”