In the event of a civil partnership breaking down the court can provide for the dissolution of the partnership. This is similar to what might be seen with divorce for married couples.
An application is made to the Court for the dissolution of the civil partnership on the ground that the partnership has broken down irretrievably. This can be proved by relying on one of the following four facts:
- Unreasonable behaviour
- Two years desertion
- Separation for a period of two years civil partner’s consent
- Separation for a period of five years civil partner’s consent
Our aim is to ensure that, wherever possible, the dissolution of your civil partnership is processed as quickly as possible as to shorten this difficult period.
An application for financial provision can be done through a lump sum, property transfer, maintenance and pension sharing orders. There is also the possibility of financial provision which can be applied for in respect of any child or children of the family.
There is an entitlement of the civil partner who is seeking dissolution not to be evicted from the home that the couple has shared. There is the potential for an application of an injunction order under the Family Law Act 1996 if there has been domestic violence.