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.

  • Making arrangements for children

    When you are a single parent, you may be making or adjusting the child contact arrangements for your children with your child’s other parent. This advice guide is for single parents who would like to know the legal issues involved when parents make child arrangements.

  • Child Maintenance Arrangements

    Child maintenance is financial support towards your child’s everyday living costs and is something you may be considering if you have just separated from the other parent or have never received payments form the other parent before. This information helps …

  • Just Separated

    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

    This advice guide (updated April 2019) contains information on universal credit, introduced in October 2013 to replace six of the main income related benefits currently in use.

  • Your income when a child is 16+

    This is a guide for single parents whose children are aged 16 -19 years old. It explains how income from benefits and tax credits and child maintenance will change depending on your child’s decisions about their education, training or work.

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