Separation & Divorce

Separation and divorce can be a tough time for the entire family. Here you’ll find publications relating to separation and divorce, covering a wide range of topics, from money issues to legal considerations and arrangements for children.

  • Money for Single Parents

    If you're a single parent, you'll want to make sure you are getting the money you are entitled to. This information pack will tell you about the benefits that you may be eligible for if you are a single parent that is not working or working less than 16 hours per week.

  • Contact with your children factsheet: Parents with care and non-resident parents

    Information for parents with care and non-resident parents about common problems and issues arising during separation and divorce.

  • Child Maintenance Arrangements

    This information is for single parents in Scotland who would like to arrange child maintenance payments. Both parents are legally responsible for the financial costs of bringing up their children even if they do not live together as a couple. …

  • Separation and Divorce: Sorting It Out

    If you are thinking about separation and divorce, there are many things you will want to consider. This pack contains useful information on: choosing a solicitor; ongoing financial support; division of matrimonial property; housing options; future arrangements for your children; child maintenance; and domestic abuse.

  • Universal Credit factsheet

    This factsheet contains information on universal credit, introduced in October 2013 to replace six of the main income related benefits currently in use.

  • What Happens When My Child Gets Older factsheet

    As your children get older your benefits, tax credits and child maintenance will change. This factsheet describes the main changes you need to be aware of.

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