In the unhappy event things don’t work out quite as planned…
If you decide that your civil partnership is not working out then you can choose to dissolve it, much like a divorce ‐ this is called dissolution. In order to be able to get a dissolution you must have been in a civil partnership for over a year.
You would need to complete a form called a ‘petition’, giving the reasons why you are applying, to show your civil partnership is definitely over or that it has ‘irretrievably broken down’.
If there are children involved then a further form, called a ‘statement of arrangements’ will need to be completed. This should detail the living arrangements you have made for the children once the dissolution is final.