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Civil partnership Dissolution Solicitors

Offices in Leeds, Harrogate and London. Working with clients across the UK and overseas.

At Consilia Legal, we have a team of specialist family solicitors who are experts in the field of separation and civil partnership dissolution. We act for clients across the UK as well as having offices in Leeds, Harrogate and London.

We understand the difficulties that a relationship breakdown can cause. Our aim is to work with you to achieve the best outcome for you and your family in the most pragmatic and cost-effective manner.

No fault Civil partnership dissolution

From April 2022, the new law on no-fault divorce and civil partnership dissolution came into force, creating a more amicable approach to proceedings.

The no-fault procedure means that the dissolution of a civil partnership does not require a showing of wrongdoing by either party.

Grounds For Dissolution

The sole ground for dissolution is irretrievable breakdown of the relationship.

Application For Civil Dissolution

You can make a joint application for dissolution with your civil partner, where you both agree that the relationship has irretrievably broken down. Alternatively, you or your civil partner can make a sole application for dissolution.

A valid dissolution cannot be contested by either party.

Time Limits On Dissolution

There is a minimum time period of 20 weeks from the start of the dissolution proceedings to when the Conditional Order is made. In addition, there is a further 6 week period between the Conditional Order and when the Final Order can be made. The Final Order dissolves the civil partnership.

Dissolution proceedings take at least 6 months from application to conclusion.

During the period between the Conditional order and Final order, the finances associated with the dissolution should be concluded by way of a Financial Order.

It is important to be aware that the process of dissolution simply brings your civil partnership to a legal end. It does not automatically resolve issues concerning the care of any minor dependent children and/or financial issues associated with your relationship break down.

Financial Matters relating to dissolution

The act of dissolving a civil partnership, however, does not deal with financial or child-related issues and specialist advice is needed to ensure that you are fully informed as to your legal rights and obligations. For more information see our pages on Finances Children.

Contact Our family Law Team


Laura Clapton- Family Solicitor & Family Mediator
Tel: 0113 887 4672
Mobile: 07860 23 2975

Free Initial Discussion

At Consilia Legal, our Family Law Team with offices in Leeds, Harrogate and London are highly experienced in dealing with civil dissolution matters. If you would like to have a confidential discussion surrounding this issue please contact us on 0113 322 9222 or

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