Check you can end your civil partnership
You can apply to end (‘dissolve’) your civil partnership if you’ve been in the partnership for over a year.
If you do not want to end the civil partnership, you can get a legal separation so you can live apart. You can apply for separation during the first year of your civil partnership.
How to end your civil partnership
You must send paperwork to a court to ask for permission to end your civil partnership.
Separate from the paperwork, you and your ex-partner may need to work out:
You also need to divide your money and property. There’s a deadline if you want to make this legally binding.
You can usually avoid going to court hearings if you agree about children, money and property and the reasons for ending your civil partnership.
Get help agreeing on issues
You can also get advice on making agreements from: