You can apply to end (or often known as dissolve) your civil partnership by following three main steps, providing that the partnership has been valid for at least one year. The three steps are:
Like marriage, there must are relevant grounds for ending a civil partnership. They are very similar to marriage ending grounds. There are four grounds in total that can be shown;
If your partner agrees to end the civil partnership, then you can get a conditional order. This is the first of two stages to dissolving the civil partnership. The second stage is getting the final order. If your partner does not agree to dissolving the civil partnership, a conditional order can still be applied for, however a court hearing is usually made to discuss the case.
The ending of your civil partnership is clarified with the final order. This can be applied for six weeks after the conditional orders date. If you do not apply within twelve months of getting the conditional order, you will have to explain the delay to the courts. The final order is given after the courts have checked that you have given all the details that they asked for within their time limits, and that the needs of any children have been taken into account. A new civil partnership can be entered into after the final order has been received.
Faye Remnant is part of our Family Law team based in Loughborough; our Solicitors in Loughborough are experts in their fields and dedicated to quality client care. If you would like to find out more about our solicitors in Loughborough please contact us.
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