Worthingtons Solicitors

Dissolution of Civil Partnerships in Northern Ireland

If your Civil Partnership has irretrievably broken down you may need advice as to how to go about legally dissolving same.  The process is not dissimilar to divorce and the relevant legislation which governs this area is Part 4 of the Civil Partnership Act 2004.

To dissolve a civil partnership, it requires to have been entered in to over 2 years previously.  The Petitioner must satisfy the Court that the civil partnership has irretrievably broken down, as evidenced by one of the following grounds: two years separation with the consent of the other party,  five years separation, unreasonable behaviour and/ or desertion.  Unlike divorce, you can not rely on the grounds of adultery.  Here at Worthingtons Solicitors we have acted in a number of cases before the courts seeking to dissolve civil partnerships and associated financial applications.

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