There is only one ground for civil partnership dissolution in England and Wales, which is the ‘irretrievable breakdown’ of the civil partnership.
This ground must be supported by one of four set facts. These are:
- Unreasonable behavior
- Separation for two years, and both parties consent to the divorce
- Desertion for two years
- Separation for five years.
Civil Partnership Dissolution is a Court-based process which is largely administrative in nature. Specific forms and documents are required to be completed by both parties during the process and submitted to the Court at certain stages.
All in the all, an uncontested civil partnership dissolution ordinarily takes in the region of 4-6 months from start to finish. However it can sometimes be longer than this, particularly if we agree not to apply for your Decree Absolute until financial matters are resolved.
We offer fixed fees for dealing with civil partnership dissolution.
Contact our Civil Partnership Dissolution Solicitors in Wakefield on 01924 332395.