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Dissolution 'divorce' for civil partners (pack)

Dissolving your civil partnership can be difficult, so we’ve done our best to make the process as quick and simple as possible. This pack includes the Civil Partnership Dissolution Petition required to start the process, along with the rest of the documents that could subsequently be needed. Additionally, the Civil Partnership Dissolution Petition can instead be used to apply for a Separation, which can divide your assets and responsibilities like a dissolution, while your civil partnership remains.

Compatible region(s): England & Wales

Dissolution 'divorce' for civil partners (pack)

Dissolving your civil partnership can be difficult, so we’ve done our best to make the process as quick and simple as possible. This pack includes the Civil Partnership Dissolution Petition required to start the process, along with the rest of the documents that could subsequently be needed. Additionally, the Civil Partnership Dissolution Petition can instead be used to apply for a Separation, which can divide your assets and responsibilities like a dissolution, while your civil partnership remains.

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Form D36: Notice of application for conditional order to be made final (Guidance Notes)
If you have petitioned (or have received a petition) for a dissolution and the court has made a 'conditional order', you can use this document to apply for a 'final order' which will legally end the civil partnership. If you are the petitioner, you must wait at least 6 weeks before sending this document to the court. If you are the respondent, and the petitioner has not already applied, you must wait at least 3 months and 6 weeks before sending this document to the court. Once the final order has been granted, your civil partnership will be at an end. Please note that this is only suitable for use in England & Wales.

Important Notice
In order to use this document you will need to have installed Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or above). The Adobe software is free and may be downloaded by clicking here.
Form D8: Dissolution/separation petition (Guidance Notes)
This document must be used to start dissolution or separation proceedings and is formally called a 'petition'. A dissolution order brings a civil partnership to an end. A separation order does not have this effect, but does relieve the parties to a civil partnership from their legal obligation to live together. Please note that this document is only suitable for use in England & Wales.
Form D80B: Statement in support of dissolution/separation - behaviour (Guidance Notes)
If you have served a petition for civil partnership dissolution or separation on your civil partner on the ground of unreasonable behaviour, and they have agreed not to contest the petition, use this document to draw up a statement confirming the details of the petition. You must sign the statement and file it with the court. A district judge will then decide whether or not to grant the dissolution/separation order. If you have not yet completed the document 'Form D84: Application for decree nisi/judicial separation decree', you should do so now. Please note that this document is only for use in England & Wales.

Important Notice
In order to use this document you will need to have installed Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or above). The Adobe software is free and may be downloaded by clicking here.
Form D80C: Statement in support of dissolution/separation - desertion (Guidance Notes)
If you have served a petition for civil partnership dissolution or separation on your civil partner on the ground of desertion, and they have agreed not to contest the petition, use this document to draw up a statement confirming the details of the petition. You must sign the statement and file it with the court. A district judge will then decide whether or not to grant the dissolution/separation order. If you have not yet completed the document 'Form D84: Application for decree nisi/judicial separation decree', you should do so now. Please note that this document is only for use in England & Wales.

Important Notice
In order to use this document you will need to have installed Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or above). The Adobe software is free and may be downloaded by clicking here.
Form D80D: Statement in support of dissolution/separation - 2 years' consent (Guidance Notes)
If you have served a petition for civil partnership dissolution or separation on your civil partner on the ground of a 2-year separation (with their consent), use this document to draw up a statement confirming the details of the petition. You must sign the statement and file it with the court. A district judge will then decide whether or not to grant the dissolution/separation order. If you have not yet completed the document 'Form D84: Application for decree nisi/judicial separation decree', you should do so now. Please note that this document is only for use in England & Wales.

Important Notice
In order to use this document you will need to have installed Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or above). The Adobe software is free and may be downloaded by clicking here.
Form D80E: Statement in support of dissolution/separation - 5-year separation (Guidance Notes)
If you have served a petition for civil partnership dissolution or separation on your civil partner on the ground of a 5-year separation, and they have agreed not to contest the petition, use this document to draw up a statement confirming the details of the petition. You must sign the statement and file it with the court. A district judge will then decide whether or not to grant the dissolution/separation order. If you have not yet completed the document 'Form D84: Application for decree nisi/judicial separation decree', you should do so now. Please note that this document is only for use in England & Wales.

Important Notice
In order to use this document you will need to have installed Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or above). The Adobe software is free and may be downloaded by clicking here.
Form D84: Application for conditional/separation order (Guidance Notes)
Use this document to produce a completed Form D84, which must accompany the statement in support that you file with the court to confirm the details and grounds of your dissolution/separation petition. Once these documents together with the respondent’s acknowledgment of service are lodged with the court, the matter can be officially listed and a decision taken as to whether you will be granted the order. Note that this procedure is only applicable where your civil partner (the 'respondent') does not wish to contest the dissolution - therefore you can only use this document if this is the case. This document can only be used in England & Wales.

Important Notice
In order to use this document you will need to have installed Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or above). The Adobe software is free and may be downloaded by clicking here.