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Civil Partnership Dissolution

For initial legal advice about Civil Partnership Dissolution call our Family Law Solicitors on 03306069626 or contact us online and we will help you.

How Much Does a Civil Partnership Dissolution Cost?

At Co-op Legal Services we offer two Civil Partnership Dissolution services to suit your needs and your budget. You can choose the hourly fee of your Family Solicitor or you can do your dissolution yourself (DIY).

Complete Civil Partnership Dissolution provides you with a Family Solicitor to dissolve your Civil Partnership for you with Solicitor fees starting from £175 per hour (£210 per hour including VAT).

Self-Serve DIY Civil Partnership Dissolution Kit is suitable for a Petitioner who wants to complete the required dissolution forms themselves starting from £99 +VAT (£118.80 including VAT).

We will agree our legal fee with you upfront before any legal work starts. Once we have provided you with a detailed quote for the agreed work on your Civil Partnership Dissolution, that price will not change.

You don’t have to be a member of the Co-op to use Co-op Legal Services.

Call our Family Solicitors about Civil Partnership Dissolution on 03306069626 or contact us online and we will call you.

Ending a Civil Partnership in England & Wales

You are required to have been in a Civil Partnership for at least a year before you can apply to the Court to end it, this is called dissolving a Civil Partnership. You are not free to enter into another Civil Partnership until this process is complete, i.e. you have received the Dissolution Order.

The only ground for dissolving a Civil Partnership is irretrievable breakdown of the relationship. You must be able to prove at least one of the following:

  • Unreasonable Behaviour
  • 2 Years Separation with Consent
  • 5 Years Separation
  • Desertion

It is very important that you get legal advice on ending your Civil Partnership as early as possible to ensure that proceedings are issued on the most appropriate basis. Amending Court documents at a later stage can lead to delay and unnecessary costs.

How Long Does it Take to End a Civil Partnership?

If there are no complications the Civil Partnership Dissolution process generally takes four to six months to complete.

Important: In order to protect your financial assets, we recommend that you resolve your money matters alongside dissolving your Civil Partnership, and, depending upon the particular facts of your case, we may recommend delaying the application to finalise the process until your money matters have been resolved.

Any Alternatives to Dissolving a Civil Partnership?

If you want to separate from your Civil Partner but don’t want to dissolve the partnership, or it has been less than a year since you registered your Civil Partnership, you can apply to the Court for a Separation Order

The family Court will grant you a Separation Order if you can prove at least one of the following:

  • Your partner has behaved unreasonably.
  • You and your partner have lived apart for two years, and you both agree to a Separation Order.
  • You and your partner have lied apart for at least five years.
  • Desertion.

If you get a Separation Order and want to dissolve your Civil Partnership at a later stage, you will be able to use the same evidence you used to get the Separation Order.

Call our Family Solicitors about Civil Partnership Dissolution on 03306069626 or contact us and we will help you.

The family law team at Co-op Legal Services includes specialist Family Solicitors, Divorce Solicitors and Children Law Solicitors with Resolution Accreditation and Resolution accredited experts in child abduction, co-habitation, domestic abuse, property disputes, high net worth money matters and financial advocacy.

Co-op Legal Services has offices in Manchester, Bristol and London.

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