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We know that separating from your child's other parent can be a difficult time. Here we have brought together information, stories and links to resources across the web to help you with your separation, whatever your situation.
Although going through separation or divorce can feel like the start of a daunting journey it’s important to remember you’re not alone. There are many others who have been through similar experiences and many places to turn to for support.
My separation story
Words of advice from other parents
Looking after your emotional health
Connect with other single parents
Local friendship groups
Chat in our online forum
Finding support after sudden separation
Single dad in a small village
Putting myself out there
Every child reacts in their own way when their parents separate. Whatever their response when family life changes, support is out there.
Planning to tell your children
Children's feelings and behaviour
Talking to your children about separatio...
Voices in the middle
Getting it right from children after a s...
Myth busting: separation and your child
Support for children and young people
It’s important to keep yourself and your children safe during separation. If your ex-partner is threatening, violent or abusive towards you or your child, remember that help is available.
What is domestic abuse?
The Survivor's Handbook
Claiming child maintenance safely
Back on my feet after domestic violence
Keeping yourself and your child safe
National domestic violence helpline
Legal issues can come up when you and your child’s other parent separate and it’s easier to make decisions if you have information about your legal rights and responsibilities, and where to go for help.
Getting legal help
FAQs: Contact arrangements
Survival guide to divorce or dissolution
How to represent yourself in court
Splitting up when you're not married
Sorting out finances when you get divorc...
How to prepare for a court hearing
Making arrangements for your children
Deciding what to do about your family home after separation or divorce is an important process. It’s a good idea to find out your basic rights and options before you make any decisions.
Check your basic legal rights
Advice from Shelter
Moving home checklist
Domestic violence, housing and homelessn...
When you separate from a partner it’s important to work out a way to separate your finances fairly for the future. Support is available to help you build a new financial life for you and your family.
What is financial abuse
Divorce and money calculator
Check what benefits you can claim
What to do about problem debt
Managing money during separation
Is your child under 5?
Is your youngest child over 5?
Call our helpline
Do you have a health condition?
Separation will usually involve working out how to communicate effectively with your child’s other parent. This might be a difficult at first, but there is lots of advice and support out there that can help.
Tips on communicating with your ex
Break down communication barriers
Get support to communicate
Getting the best out of relationships af...
Help when you can't agree
Rights of women
Help with your parenting plan
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