- Childcare arrangements and social distancing - The knock-on effects of the global pandemic are huge. This challenging time is particularly hard for separated parents, who may face challenges with maintaining on going childcare arrangements. Some of the problems being highlighted to our offices include: A parent becoming symptomatic and falling into the self-isolate category, being unable to assist with handovers and [...]
- The number of cohabitating couples is on the rise - The ONS (Office of National Statistics) completes UK-wide survey every year. The survey covers a range of demographics including living arrangements. The 2017 survey highlighted that cohabitating couples (couples who live together but are not married) were the fastest growing family type, and the 2018 report confirmed that the cohabitating couple were the second largest family type in the UK. The number of cohabitating couples grew by 3.4 million people from 2017 to 2018.
The Law on Civil Partnerships:
A Civil Partnership gives couples rights and responsibilities very similar to those of married couples. Civil Partners are entitled to many of the rights and responsibility as married couples, including but not limited to, the same property rights and inheritance tax exemptions and also the ability to get parental responsibility for a partner’s children.
The law relating to Civil Partnership is outlined in The Civil Partnership Act 2004.
Fixed Fee Civil Partnership Dissolution
Our fixed fee costs for a Petitioner (the person seeking to commence proceedings) in the Application for a Civil Partnership Dissolution is £650.00 plus VAT.
The fixed fee costs for a Respondent (the person whom the Petitioner wants to dissolve the civil partnership with) in the Application for a Civil Partnership Dissolution is £350.00 plus VAT. This fee includes all work undertaken up to, and including, your Civil Partner obtaining the Final Order for Dissolution. It does not cover the fee for the Respondent making the application for the final order for dissolution.
Court fees are payable in addition to the fixed fee and include;
£550.00 (Currently) to file the dissolution application.