Ending the Relationship

Ending a relationship isn't always easy - you might have feelings of guilt, concerns over your children or home or simply feel unsure whether or not you can cope alone.

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The legal process of divorce, division of assets know as ancilliary relief, finding a solicitor and essential advice to ensure that your feelings do not result in an overinflated legal bill are covered in this section.

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Divorce can be complicated when there are children involved and its important to ensure that your feelings do not cloud what is in their best interests. 

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Men/ Fathers

Here are a list of men's organisations that can help you - however you should also read our section on Children carefully as there is a lot of useful and practical advice.

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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior which involves violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. It is about power and comes in many forms including...

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During the trauma of a separation pets are often the last thing on your mind. Depending on the animal some are quite capable of picking up on hostility and anger and may be frightened and confused. Equally, deciding with whom the pet is going to live can cause huge problems when both spouses have developed a strong attachment. Here are some Dos and Don'ts when considering your pet's welfare during the process of separation or divorce:

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The following links directory covers everything from legal assistance to domestic violence, religious and cultural links, help for families and fathers and more. If you would like to suggest a link, please contact us.

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Divorce Links

Community Legal Service
Government Agency offering advice on a range of legal issues including family law

UK Court Service
Information and leaflets about the UK court system

Resolution (formerly Solicitor's Family Law Association)
Find a solicitor who is a member of resolution, encouraging amicable settlements for children

Offering counselling to anyone going through the process of divorce or separation

CAFCASS (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service)
The service that supports and prepares reports for the court in cases involving children, including contact and residency

Families Need Fathers (FNF)
Campaigning organisation recognising that children need two parents and calling for a change in the law to end the heartache of British fathers

Citizen's Advice Bureau
The CAB offers free information and advice on all aspects of financial matters, including pensions and state benefits. Find your local office and check that you are receiving all of your entitlements

Independent Case Examiner
Investigates complaints of maladministration against the Child Support Agency and the Northern Ireland Social Security Agency

Women's Aid
National Organisation aiming to protect women and children from domestic violence

 See our links page for further links and support