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Paralegal Distance Learning Course | Level 4 Matrimonial & Civil Partnership Disputes (Procedural Law)

Matrimonial & Civil Partnership Disputes - Single Unit 

This unit forms part of our Level 4 -  Diploma in Paralegal Studies. It is available to study as a single unit. 


Course Fees

Single Subjects £475 (Incl. VAT) or pay a deposit of £175 followed by three instalments of £100

Full Course £1380 (Incl. VAT) or pay a deposit of £360 and six monthly instalments of £170


• All course material

• Assignment and test marking

• Full tutorial support

• Certificate on completion



The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with the practical skills to be able to understand what constitutes a valid marriage and a civil partnership disputes. 

  • Preliminary considerations; Financial Provision

  • Ownership of Property

  • Children

  • Divorce: Valid, void and voidable marriages / CDs; Procedure - Divorce/termination, Nullity and Judicial Separation

  • Ancillary Relief

  • Forms and Documentation

  • Domestic Proceedings and Orders in the Magistrates Court; Decrees Nisi and Absolute

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the relationship of marriage and a civil partnership and how they come into being

  • Understand the role of the Courts in matrimonial and civil partnership disputes
  • Be able to to explain the grounds upon which a marriage and civil partnership can be terminated
  • Be able to explain how to process an undefended divorce and civil partnership from inception through to the Decree Absolute



Assignments can be requested when the learner is ready, and once requested and sent, the Learner will have a four week period in which to complete the assignment and return by the due date.

Tutors are on hand to answer any queries that the student may have and give unlimited help and guidance if there is anything that the student may not fully understand with regard to the material.

Entry Requirements

One of the following is required or equivalent - if unsure, please contact us 0845 862 7000

NALP Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Paralegal Practice; two A' Levels; an A' Level Law; BTEC National Diploma (NVQ/GNVQ Level 3 or above);
CILEX Level 3 Qualifications; ILSPAs Legal Secretary Diploma

Mature Students Welcome (over 25) without any of the above - please contact us to confirm eligibility.
Non UK: Equivalent Qualifications - please contact us to confirm eligibility


Please Note: The NALP Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies is only available in English.
 If your first language is not English then you must be able to provide evidence that your spoken and written command of the English Language is adequate for the qualification for which you have applied. e.g. IELTS Level 6, GCSE English.