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Same Sex Marriage and Civil Partnerships

If your marriage or civil partnership fails, we can advise you in relation to the dissolution of that partnership.  

To obtain a divorce or dissolution, it is necessary to show that the marriage or civil partnership has irretrievably broken down. That is demonstrated in one of four different ways: 

  • One spouse has behaved unreasonably and the other spouse cannot reasonably be expected to live with them
  • One spouse has deserted the other for a continuous period of two years before presentation of the divorce petition
  • The spouses have lived separately and apart for a continuous period of two years before presentation of the divorce petition and the respondent spouse agrees to a decree being granted
  • The spouses have lived separately and apart for a continuous period of five years before presentation of the divorce petition

 

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