Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.

Their network of charities offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for FREE.

In the early days, immediately after your relationship has broken down, they can assist you with housing issues, applying for benefits dealing with debt and direct you to emergency help for Domestic Abuse. They can also clarify what your rights are eg whether you can stay in the family home, arrangements for the children and guide you through the process of divorce or financial settlement.

You can also find out how to deal with things like making a will, registering a birth or changing your name, and where else to go for help.

How to separate

Sorting out money

Making agreements about your children

If you were living together