3. File an application
To end a civil partnership, you first need to fill in a dissolution application.
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 application.
You may be able to get help with court fees if you’re on benefits or a low income.
By phone with a debit or credit card
The court calls you to take your payment. Include a letter with your petition to request the call and give them your phone number.
By post with a cheque
Make out the cheque to ‘HM Courts and Tribunals Service’ and send it with your petition.
Send the forms
Once you have filled in the forms:
- send 2 copies to the court
- keep copies for yourself
- include your cheque, or your letter asking to pay by phone
Where to send the forms
Send the forms to your nearest court dealing with civil partnership dissolution.