Civil Partnership Dissolution

The breakdown of a civil partnership can be a difficult, emotional and stressful time. The partnership will need to be formally dissolved and financial implications carefully considered. Our highly experienced team of family lawyers is fully committed to resolving disputes to help you find the best outcome for your future.


Many civil partnership dissolutions are undefended as usually both parties accept that the relationship has broken down and understand that the grounds for the dissolution will have little effect on financial matters or child arrangements.

From the date of issue, undefended proceedings will take between four to six months to the pronouncement of the Conditional Order. There is then a further six week period before the application can be made for the Final Order to dissolve the partnership, however this can sometimes take longer until financial matters are resolved.

When going through civil partnership dissolution, it is important to put in place a court order dealing with the financial position to prevent financial claims being raised in the future. For more information please click here.


Our family lawyers recognise that one of the main concerns is the cost when dealing with civil partnership dissolution. We believe that everyone should be able to access affordable legal advice. We offer a range of charging rates to suit different budgets and our family solicitors will always provide you with a detailed estimate of our fees from the outset and will keep you up to date with the costs throughout the matter. We also offer fixed fees. For further information contact a member of our dedicated family law team.

Our highly experienced family lawyers are based in Cradley Heath and Wolverhampton. We are happy to travel to meet clients at alternative locations and offer out of hours appointments upon request to meet our client’s needs.