One of our expert family law solicitors can advise you on every aspect of ending your civil partnership – from filling out your dissolution petition and completing paperwork, to reaching a financial settlement with your former partner.
Legally, the only basis for dissolution is the ‘irretrievable breakdown of the partnership’, which can be established in one of four different ways:
The legal process of ending a civil partnership is called ‘dissolution’. If you want to dissolve your civil partnership, the first steps are to:
We have more information for you in our guide to dissolving a civil partnership.
If you want a lawyer to take a closer look at your situation, our family and divorce lawyers are based in:
But we can help you wherever you are in England and Wales.
The court charges a fee of £593 for an application to dissolve (end) a civil partnership.
The above court fees are payable whether you use a solicitor or handle the dissolution yourself. Legal fees cover the cost of things like the solicitor or mediator’s time advising you, preparing documents and representing you at Court (if required).
Depending on your individual circumstances, you may have to pay additional Court fees or be entitled to fee exemptions.