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
- Deciding what to do when you separate
- Using mediation to help you separate
- Getting a divorce
- Ways to end your marriage
- Ending a civil partnership
Sorting out money
- Arranging financial support after you separate
- Help with legal fees when you separate
- Benefits and help with council tax when you separate
- Dividing up money and belongings when you separate
Making agreements about your children
- Making child arrangements
- Your child arrangements aren’t working
- Your ex-partner is taking your children without consent
If you were living together
- What happens to your home when you separate
- If your ex-partner is trying to make you leave
- If your ex-partner has left your home
- Transferring property for the benefit of children