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How does civil partnership dissolution work?

Dissolution of a civil partnership is a very similar process to divorce, so you should seek legal advice for guidance on how to proceed. Since 2022, a no-fault procedure is applied to dissolution. Therefore, much like divorce, there is no need to introduce grounds into the process other than that your relationship has irretrievably broken down. You must, however, have been in a partnership for at least a year before you can apply to the court for a dissolution order.  

Usually, the dissolving of a civil partnership depends on the promptness of the parties involved; if you are in agreement, the court will generally take 6-9 months to process the dissolution. However, disagreements or the slow return of documents can delay the process.

How can we help?

We can help you make arrangements for looking after any children, any child maintenance payments for children, and can assist in the division of any assets. The process can be overwhelming, so our expert assistance will help guide you through the complexities and ensure the process is as smooth as possible. Contact us if you are going through this process and need assistance.

Client Testimonials

I have had the pleasure of working with Sarah on some very complex and difficult cases over the years.  She never loses sight of the client’s objectives but makes sure they receive realistic and sensible advice. Her case preparation is excellent and she is always willing to go the extra mile when necessary. When I receive a brief from Sarah I know that the case will be conducted effectively and efficiently. She is a consummate professional and a delight to work with.

Amanda Clarke, Barrister

Many thanks for your advice and guidance throughout this very stressful process. Your careful and considered approach, your good advice and your empathetic professionalism have helped to reduce my anxiety levels immeasurably. I would wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend your services to anyone going through this horrible process.


Dear Michelle,

I just wanted to say a big thank you for your kindness, patience and strength you showed us. We got through this due to some very special people and you were one of them. We could not have achieved this resolution without your guidance and care.

Ms M

Even though I am not your client, I would like to thank you for your prompt responses and the help you have provided.

I would certainly recommend you to anyone looking for a family lawyer.

Ms S – Brighton

Thank you so much for all your help over the last 18 months. I couldn’t have done it without you! You truly are wonderful and amazing at what you do and have played a huge role in supporting my family. I will miss our phone calls – I’m not going to know what to do with myself now! The happiness of my children together really sums up what we’ve been fighting for the past year and a half! Again, thank you so much, from all of us.

Mrs A

Thank you for the order and for all the help in bringing my daughter back home. It has been the worst experience of my life and I couldn’t have got there without your professional help. You have been amazing. I will be forever grateful for everything.

Ms S

I had a protracted and complicated divorce and I could not have wished for a better solicitor. The divorce process and all the associated financial negotiations are complex and come at a time when you are emotionally fraught, stressed and at a low ebb. Having a solicitor who is fair, firm and practical and clearly explained the options at every stage makes such a huge difference.

Lucy enabled me to balance getting the fairest settlement with retaining a workable relationship with my ex. There were no surprise, superfluous bills or actions taken that I wasn’t 100% comfortable with, which is so important.

She was available to chat on the phone and I far preferred dealing with one solicitor, who personally knew my case, rather than going via a larger firm where you do not receive such a focused, expedited approach.

I would 100% recommend Lucy to my closest friends and family.

Ms S – Hove

Thank you for all your help Sarah. I would not have got to this point on my own without your help. I appreciate everything you’ve done and the way you have always been so approachable and understanding of my situation. Without having you there this past year, I would be in a much more anxious and unhappy state of mind – and I would have felt helpless and unable to speak during the hearings.

Ms G

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