We represent many clients who reach the decision to end their civil partnership. This is a very similar process to dissolving a marriage and is achieved by filing a dissolution petition with the court. It is not possible to apply until a period of one year has elapsed from the date of the partnership, and the civil partnership must have broken down irretrievably, by proving one of four facts: Unreasonable behaviour, desertion, two years separation plus consent or five years separation. It is not possible to use adultery as a fact in a civil partnership dissolution.
For further advice on dissolving a civil partnership, please contact Louise Allard or Sabrina Bailey on 020 7993 2936