Separation & Divorce

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

These advice guides will be useful to people who are about to become single parents, or are thinking of separating.

  • 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: 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

    You may find this advice guide useful if you have recently separated from your partner and are now a single parent. It is a guide to the questions, issues and concerns you may have to consider. This factsheet covers your income, housing, division of belongings, arrangements for your children, legal services, divorce and domestic abuse.

  • Universal Credit Advice Guide

    This advice guide (updated Sep 2018) 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

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

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