As with marriage, a civil partnership affords rights and responsibilities to the parties in regards to maintenance, inheritance, tax law, the home, pensions and domestic violence.
Where these relationships fail either party can apply to the Court for a dissolution of the relationship. The court also has powers to make ancillary financial relief orders but need only do so for the parties to the civil partnership and not any dependants.
A Court may grant a decree of dissolution if it is satisfied that:
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