INFORMATION - LINKS - SUPPORT
DIVORCE AND SEPARATION
The Divorce Process: Information on grounds for divorce and how to file for a divorce.
Resources on all aspects of relationship breakup
Legal details about divorce, finances and more
Information for unmarried couples
Financial settlements on divorce: Comprehensive guide by the Family Justice Council
Benefits calculator: check you have applied for all you are entitled to
The CAB offers free advice on debt, benefits and a range of matters
Useful information, particularly the section on pension options on divorce
CHILD MAINTENANCE (CHILD SUPPORT)
Information and support for parents to agree child maintenance together (and avoid paying the fees charged by the Child Maintenance Service).
Online calculator for you to calculate child maintenance yourself, providing you know the income of the paying parent
Information on separated parenting and how to make it work; online programmes on communicating more effectively; a forum to share with other users
Information from CAFCASS, who advise the court in children cases, to ensure children’s needs, wishes and feelings are put first.
CAFCASS guidance for parents on making a parenting plan
Not sure it’s over? Relate offer counselling to couples wanting to work on the relationship.
BACP register of counsellors, offering support to work through the emotional impact of a split
Lists support organisations in Oxfordshire for anyone experiencing domestic abuse
Support and information for women experiencing / survivors of domestic abuse
The Mankind Initiative provides support and information for male victims of domestic abuse
IF YOU HAVE TO GO TO COURT
Bar Council booklet preparing ‘Litigants in Person’ (those without legal representation) for the court process.
The First Hearing: Ministry of Justice video to familiarise you with the court process, explaining terminology and FAQs. Not the most thrilling viewing, but all worth knowing.
Making a court application: another Ministry of Justice video with useful information.
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