You can apply to end or dissolve your civil partnership if you have been in the partnership for at least one year. It is very similar to divorce, in that you will need to make an application to the court, along with a court fee of £550, and show the reasons why you want to dissolve it. Providing your partner agrees, you will receive a conditional order, you can then, 6 weeks later, apply to the courts for a final order which legally ends the civil partnership.
As with divorce, you must show that the partnership has irretrievably broken down and that one of the following four grounds apply:
If you are considering dissolving a civil partnership or your partner has commenced proceedings to end your civil partnership, contact our offices for an initial free consultation. We can also help you to resolve any financial matters arising from your separation.
Please submit your information and a member of the Poole Alcock team will respond to you as soon as possible. If you have a quick question, please feel free to call 01270 625478.