Dissolution of registered partnerships

A registered partnership is created when two simultaneously present persons of the same gender who are over eighteen years of age personally declare before the registrar that they both wish to enter into a registered partnership. A registered partnership may only exist between people of the same gender, and such a partnership has legal consequences – similar to those of marriage - specified by law. If the relationship deteriorates, so that the parties wish to end their partnership, and there is an underlying consent as to such dissolution and the division of common property, they may request the dissolution of their partnership from a competent notary. A settlement approved by a notary has the same effect as a court decision.