How long does it take to end a civil partnership?
How long does it take to get a civil partnership dissolution order? If everything is agreed, and both parties complete and return the documents promptly, the court will normally take between 4 and 6 months to process the dissolution from start to finish.
Do you have to have a ceremony for a civil partnership?
There are no further legal requirements and you don't have to have a ceremony, although you can choose to have one if you want. Many local authorities will arrange for a ceremony in addition to the signing of the civil partnership document but they do not have to.
What are the disadvantages of a civil partnership?
Another possible disadvantage of being in a civil partnership or marriage is that you may only have one property which qualifies for private residence relief between you at any one time (subject to exceptions in certain circumstances), even if you live separately.