Civil Partnership Dissolution

Civil Partnership Solicitors - Providing certainty from the outset

Our team at Hart Brown are experts when it comes to civil partnership dissolution. We understand that when entering into a civil partnership it creates rights and responsibilities including the right to apply for parental responsibility of your civil partner’s child. Our expert team of civil partnership solicitors can explain your options if the worst was to happen and the partnership was to break down.

Before entering into a civil partnership you may wish to consider a pre-registration agreement. Our specialist civil partnership solicitors will be able to offer you guidance, setting out who receives what if the relationship comes to an end.

We know that thinking about civil partnership dissolution is not the most romantic start to your partnership but these agreements help provide certainty and can save a lot of bitterness and hostility later on. If your civil partnership breaks down we can assist with:

  • The dissolution of the civil partnership
  • Resolving the finances
  • Resolving children issues
  • Property issues
  • Financial settlements

At Hart Brown, our team of civil partnership solicitors can explain your rights when you enter into a civil partnership and prepare a pre-registration agreement. Should the relationship break down we understand how stressful and upsetting this is. We will help you try and resolve your issues amicably and constructively while protecting your interests.

Get in touch today on 01483 887766 or start a live chat to speak to a member of our civil partnership dissolution solicitors about how we can help.

Who to contact

Sharon Powell-Head of Family

Sharon Powell

Partner, Head of Family

Sharon Powell-Head of Family

Partner, Head of Family

Sharon Powell

Sharon has over 20 years experience in all aspects of family law and in particular the financial aspects of high value divorces. Sharon is a trained collaborative lawyer and she is particularly experienced in dealing with couples who have assets abroad.

She is a Resolution member and qualified in mediation and collaborative family law.

“A break up of a relationship is very sad for everyone concerned” says Sharon. “I believe that our role is to try and help both parties reach a solution which they are both happy with. When feelings are running high this can sometimes be difficult but I believe we can make a difference”.

Sharon is often thanked by her clients for her sympathetic and supportive approach through a traumatic time in their lives.

Her most memorable case was in a divorce where financial matters involving significant assets were resolved amicably yet parties persisted to argue about kitchen utensils!

Sharon qualified as a solicitor in 1986 and joined Hart Brown in 2007 becoming a partner a few months later.

    Ellie Newbery- Family Law

    Ellie Newbery

    Consultant, Family Law

    Ellie Newbery- Family Law

    Consultant, Family Law

    Ellie Newbery

    Ellie’s strength lies in her clear, sensible and collaborative approach to gain the best outcomes for her clients and their families.

    Ellie advises clients on the best route to reach agreement on the decisions that need to be made on divorce, matrimonial finance and children. Her main focus area lies in divorce and complex financial remedy cases, for high-net-worth and middle-income clients. She has previously been accredited Resolution Accredited Specialist in this area, as well as in Private Law Children work achieving an award for highest marks in the country in her core paper.

    Ellie acts for parents in private law applications and negotiations across issues including child arrangements, change of school, removal from the jurisdiction and parental responsibility. She assists clients in resolving disputes about where the children will live and who they will spend time with. Ellie also assists unmarried separating couples.

    Ellie qualified as a family solicitor in 2008 after reading history at Durham University and worked in Kent, Surrey and London before joining Hart Brown in 2021. Ellie has been a member of the Surrey Resolution Committee since 2015.

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