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Information for parents who don’t live with their children

This information is for parents whose children don’t live with them for most of the time. This could be due to a separation, or you may never have lived with your child’s other parent. 

Below are details of organisations that can help you with important issues such as reaching agreements with your child’s other parent, making arrangements for your children, responsibility for child maintenance, getting legal help and getting help for yourself or for your child.
The majority of Gingerbread’s factsheets are written for the parent who has the child living with them most of the time, but you may find that the following factsheets contain information that is helpful for you. 

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Making arrangements for your children
Help when you can’t agree
Getting legal help
Looking after your emotional health
Support for children and young people

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Gingerbread has no control over the contents of these organisations' websites or products and services offered, these links and/or contact details are provided for your information only. Gingerbread accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of these websites and/or products and services offered by third parties.