Ending a civil partnership or same-sex marriage comes with many of the same concerns as heterosexual divorce, but can also involve issues unique to LGBT couples. Our expertise in LGBT family law means we can support and guide you through quickly and effectively ending your relationship.
If you are in a civil partnership or same-sex marriage that has broken down, we can help you navigate every aspect of ending your relationship. Our same-sex divorce and civil partnership dissolution solicitors have years of experience dealing with LGBT family law, giving us a high level of specific expertise in this area.
Crisp and Co’s LGBT family law team understand that ending a relationship can be a highly emotional and stressful time. We will deal with your case with sensitivity, while making all of your options completely clear and ensuring you get the best result for your interests.
We will also ensure that all related issues are taken care of, including separating your finances and making arrangements for any children from the relationship.
Talk to one of our civil partnership dissolution and same-sex divorce solicitors today on 020 3281 7889 or use the enquiry form above for a quick reply.
Our civil partnership dissolution & divorce services
Crisp & Co’s expert LGBT divorce and civil partnership dissolution solicitors can help you with the full range of legal issues related to legally ending your same-sex relationship.
Divorce for LGBT people
We regularly help LGBT clients handle their divorces, including starting divorce proceedings and responding to divorce proceedings that have been started by your spouse or civil partner.
The rules of same-sex divorce are mostly the same as for heterosexual couples with some exceptions e.g. adultery is currently still defined as only being between sexual partners of opposite genders. Our specific expertise in same-sex divorce means we can make this process as smooth and painless as possible, freeing you to move on with your life.
Dissolution of civil partnerships
If you need to end a civil partnership, you will need to apply for a civil partnership dissolution order. We can guide you through making an application, or responding to one, and also help you with all the related issues, such as separating your finances and assets, and arrangements for any children.
We can negotiate a financial settlement on your behalf that allows you to disentangle your finances from those of your ex-partner, while ensuring that you get a fair deal. Wherever possible, we will attempt to help you reach an agreement in a non-confrontational manner, through mediation, but we will also robustly represent you in court where this is the best or only available option.
Working out parenting arrangements after a relationship ends can be highly sensitive and complicated. Ending a same-sex relationship can sometimes involve additional complexities, especially if legal parental responsibility was not established for both partners.
We are highly experienced in dealing with these matters, so can advise you on the most effective options to safeguard your children while ensuring your rights are respected. Again, wherever possible we will try to do this through mediation as this is usually the least disruptive option for you and your children.
LGBT family mediation
At Crisp & Co we are big believers in the effectiveness of family mediation. This involves both parties sitting down with one of our trained mediators who can guide you towards a mutually acceptable agreement that protects everyone’s interests.
Mediation is often the fastest, most cost-effective and least stressful approach to resolving family disputes. It can also make it much easier to maintain a positive relationship with your ex-partner, which is particularly important where you have children together.
Our expertise in LGBT divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships
The Crisp & Co family law team contains a number of solicitors with many years of experience helping LGBT people to deal with their legal issues, including divorce and ending civil partnerships.
Several of our team are trained in mediation and collaborative law and are members of Resolution, an organisation committed to non-confrontational methods of dispute resolution. However, we also have extensive experience of representing clients in court, meaning that we can also give you the most effective support, no matter what route you need to go down to get the best result for your interests.
Get in touch with our expert civil partnership dissolution & LGBT divorce solicitors
The earlier you consult a solicitor when getting divorced or ending a civil partnership, the better. Getting expert legal advice right away can help you to avoid many of the common pitfalls that can end up making the process take longer, cost more and be more stressful than it needs to be.
Crisp & Co’s experienced LGBT family lawyers can guide you every step of the way, helping you to legally end your relationship as quickly, simply and cost-effectively as possible.
To speak to one of our LGBT divorce and civil partnership dissolution experts, call us today on 020 3281 7889 or use the enquiry form below for a swift response.