Ending a civil partnership
The process 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 a lump sum, property transfer, maintenance and pension sharing orders.
Financial provision can also be applied in respect of any child or children of the family.