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Mrs F - 2014

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Mrs F - 2014

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Mr M - 2014

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Getting Together

Citizen’s Advice Bureau Guides

The Citizen’s Advice Bureau is a charity that provides practical and legal advice to people in difficulties.

Guide on the differences between living together and being married.

Guide on the differences between marriage and civil partnerships.

 

Government Guides

The government runs a website which provides a lot of information about the law

Guide to marriages and civil partnerships.

 

Advicenow

Advicenow is an independent, not-for-profit website providing information on rights and legal issues for people who need it.

How to make a Living Together Agreement.


Splitting Up

Government Guides

The government runs a website which provides a lot of information about the law.

Guide to divorce.

Guide to escaping domestic violence.

 

Advicenow

Advicenow is an independent, not-for-profit website providing accurate, helpful information on rights and legal issues for people who need it.

Guide to housing issues if you’ve been living together and the relationship ends.

 

Oneplusone

Oneplusone is a charity dedicated to supporting those with relationship difficulties.


Finances

Citizen’s Advice Bureau Guides

The Citizen’s Advice Bureau is a charity that provides practical and legal advice to people in difficulties.

Guide on the financial aspects of ending a relationship when you are living together.

 

Government Guides

The government runs a website which provides a lot of information about the law.

Guide to applying for a financial order when a relationship ends.

 

Resolution

Resolution’s 6,500 members are family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes.

Guide to financial issues when you are ending a civil partnership.


Children

CAFCASS Guides

CAFCASS (The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) is the government funded organisation which helps children who are going through adoption or custody court hearings.

Guide to putting your children first for separating parents.

 

Citizen’s Advice Bureau Guides

The Citizen’s Advice Bureau is a charity that provides practical and legal advice to people in difficulties.

Guide to access to education.

Guide to special educational needs organisations.

Guide on child access for unmarried fathers.

 

Government Guides

The government runs a website which provides a lot of information about the law.

Guide to school attendance and absence.

Guide to services for children with special educational needs.

Guide to adoption records.

Guide to making arrangements for children after divorce.

Guide to child maintenance.

Guide to appealing against a child maintenance decision.

 

Child Maintenance Options

Child Maintenance Options, part of the Department of Work and Pensions, provides impartial information and support to help both parents make informed choices about child maintenance.

Information on sorting out child maintenance, including an app to help you and a child maintenance calculator.

 

Resolution

Resolution’s 6,500 members are family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes.

Guide to child support.

 

Contact a Family

Advice on special educational needs in England and Wales, including a free helpline.

 

Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA)

IPSEA is a registered charity offering free and independent advice to parents of children with special educational needs in England and Wales.

 

Gingerbread

Gingerbread is a charity dedicated to helping single parents.

Guide to making arrangements for children when a relationship breaks down.

Guide to parental responsibility.

 

The Child Maintenance and Child Support Agency

The Child Maintenance and Child Support Agency is a government agency which can work out how much child maintenance you should be paid and can also collect the payments for you.

Information about the Child Maintenance and Child Support Agency.

 

The Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service helps people manage their money. It is a free,  independent service set up by the government.

Guide to child maintenance.

Guide to the financial aspects of having a baby.

 

The National Association of Child Contact Centres  

The NACCC is the supporting membership body for around 350 child contact services and centres throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Information on Child Contact Centres.


Mediation and Collaborative Law

The Family Mediators Association.

The Family Mediators Association is a membership organisation for family mediators and has information about family mediation on their website.

FAQs about family mediation.

 

Resolution

Resolution’s 6,500 members are family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes.

Information on family mediation, collaborative law and arbitration.


Court Forms and Guides

D8 – Divorce/dissolution/(judicial) separation petition.

Court guide to the process of appealing social security and child support decisions.

Civil and Family Court Fees.

Application for a residence order.

Form D84.

Form D36.

Form A.

Form E.

Guide to using the Courts to apply for a consent order.

Guide to mediation.


 

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