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Splitting up

Ending a relationship can bring about a lot of emotions - but having an understanding of the legal process, different options and what will happen to children, finances or you home can help you to take control of the situation.

If you are dealing with family breakdown, it is likely you will have a lot of questions about the the legal process of divorce, potential alternatives to court and information about sorting out arrangements for children, money and the home.

Couple in mediation, an alternative to court

The divorce process

The legal process of divorce explained including how to hire a lawyer and information on representing yourself.

What to expect from the divorce process

Alternatives to court

Not every divorce needs to go to court. There are a number of alternative ways to finalise a divorce which may be better suited to your situation.

Alternatives to court
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Parents, children and the law

If your relationship ends and you have children, you will need to decide 'child arrangements' with your ex partner.

Parents, children and the law
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Money and home

Information on resolving your finances including maintainance and housing.

Money and home

Do you qualify for legal aid?

Legal aid is available for some people, subject to certain criteria, to assist with resolving your issues on separation or divorce.

Check if you can get legal aid

What to look for when seeking help

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Identifying professionals to help