Please browse our list of resources & information we have provide in order to help people going through a variety of difficult situations.

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Making a will – English (.pdf – 172kb)
A will is vital if you have children or dependants who may not be able to care for themselves. Without a will there could be uncertainty about who will look after or provide for them if you die

Child support fact sheet (.pdf – 59kb)
Author: James Pirrie
Date: 8 March 2010

Living Apart Together – Thinking Creatively About Property (.pdf – 38kb)
If you find yourself faced with difficulty in regard to selling or moving out from your property” you may find some of the hints and tips listed below to be helpful

Living Apart Together – Hints and Tips (.pdf – 42kb)
If you find yourself having to live apart but together, it is important to try and find a workable way to continue to share your home” especially if you are parents.

Living Apart Together – Debt (.pdf – 42kb)
If, like a very large percentage of the population, you are also trying to deal with debt – it is important to try and find a workable way to sort out your finances – you may find some of the hints and tips listed below to be helpful.

Financial arrangements (.pdf – 111kb)
Settling the financial arrangements after separation can be a major ‘flashpoint’ during the divorce and dissolution processes.

Divorce and dissolution of civil partnership (.pdf – 133kb)
The legal process of ending a marriage or civil partnership can have a major emotional and financial impact on all family members.

Contact with children (.pdf – 128kb)
If you are contemplating divorce or separation from your partner, your first concern will probably be about where your children will live and how they will retain contact with both of you.

Cohabitation (.pdf – 113kb)
If you are living with someone without being married you might think you have similar rights to married couples if the relationship breaks down or one of you dies.

Civil Partnership (.pdf – 103kb)
Since December 2004 it has been possible for same sex couples to register their partnership and so acquire rights and responsibilities that are almost the same as married couples.

Consent Orders (.pdf)
A Clean Break Order (Consent Order) * service allows you to make sure that following your divorce neither party can go back to court to ask for more money or assets.