Civil Partnerships

Expert family law solicitors

Make an enquiry

Got a question? Send a message to our lawyers.

Send an enquiry

Dissolving a Civil Partnership

Get the legal advice and support you need to dissolve your Civil Partnership.

If your civil partnership has broken down it is important that you receive expert legal advice. We know that the end of a relationship can be an extremely difficult and upsetting time. At Oliver & Co, we aim to try and make the process go as smooth as possible for you.

What happens during the process?

Dissolving a civil partnership is a similar process to divorce. During the process, you will be able to resolve any financial issues. This includes financial issues about your property and pensions. We will negotiate to ensure that you receive the settlement that you are entitled to, and that meets your needs.

If you have any children, we can advise you on your rights and help you agree to arrangements that minimises any stress or disruption to them. For example, where they will live or go to school following your separation. Read the legal advice we can offer in relation to children and separation here.

At the end of the process you will receive a final order which dissolves the civil partnership. You will also be given a final financial settlement, which will provide you with greater security for your future.

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 legalises same-sex marriage and came into effect in March 2014. If a same-sex relationship breaks down, couples must go through the divorce process.

Why choose us?

  • Free initial advice.
  • We have over 30 years of collective experience dealing with family law cases.
  • We receive outstanding reviews.
Thank you doesn’t seem adequate given how much you have done for me, but I do hope you know how much those two words mean from my heart to yours. – Ms J

Contact us today:

If any of these matters affect you, please contact the family department by calling 01244 312306, or by emailing us at

You can also speak to us via LiveChat by clicking the ‘chat now’ button to the bottom right-hand side of this page.

Call and speak to a member of our team on 01244 312306

Alex Regan

Senior Associate Family Solicitor and Mediator

Rhiannon White

Family Solicitor

Claire Critchlow