3. File a petition

To end a civil partnership, you first need to fill in a dissolution petition.

You must include your:

  • full name and address
  • civil partner’s full name and address
  • civil partnership certificate - the original certificate or a copy from a register office

Include the names and dates of birth of any children (no matter how old they are).

Pay the court fee

You will have to pay a £550 court fee to file the dissolution petition.

You may be able to get help with court fees if you’re on benefits or a low income.

Send the forms

Once you have filled in the forms:

  • send 2 copies to the court
  • keep copies for yourself

Where to send the forms

Send the forms to your nearest court dealing with civil partnership dissolution.