The processing of ending a civil partnership is known as dissolution. Before you can apply you must have been in a civil partnership for a year.
Just as people in a civil partnership benefit from the same rights as married couples in terms of tax benefits, pensions and inheritance; ending a civil partnership provides the same entitlements as a spouse who gets divorced.
As with divorce proceedings, dissolving a civil partnership is completed by the court. As part of the process you can apply for financial provision by way of lump sum, property transfer, maintenance and pension sharing orders.
Financial provision can also be applied for in respect of any child or children of the family.