Civil Partnerships and Divorce Myths

Myth

“I am in a civil partnership and our relationship has broken down, but I have been told that I cannot get divorced.”

Fact: Click to view

It is is true that only married couples can divorce. However, for civil partners to end the civil partnership they need to apply for a dissolution. In the eyes of the law they are the same, and the process works in the same way. To apply for a dissolution or divorce, the couple must have been in a civil partnership or married for at least a year.