Applying for a divorce:
https://www.gov.uk/get-a-divorce – step-by-step guide to the process
https://www.gov.uk/divorce/file-for-divorce – how to apply and fee
Also see Court Forms – Form D8
Divorce Aid – Run by an independent group of professionals it provides advice, support and information on all aspects of divorce. It has specialised sections for both young children and teenagers, enabling them to recognise and deal with emotions that arise from separation and divorce.
Relate – offers a range of services to help families and couples going through separation and divorce.
Money Advice Service or call 0300 500 5000
Financial Needs: Family Justice Council
Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 Section 25 – Section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, sets out the criteria used by a court to evaluate financial matters on divorce.
Also see Court Forms – Form A
Child arrangements – Advice Now guide
Child Contact Centres and Services
Money-saving Expert – child care costs
Also see Court Forms – C100
Book: ‘Parenting Apart’ by Christina McGhee, Vermilion London 2011
Book: ‘How to talk so kids will listen & listen so ids will talk’ by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, Piccadilly Press 2013
Books: for children that help explain divorce – https://www.parents.com/parenting/divorce/children/books-that-help-explain-divorce-to-kids/
Separated Parents Information Programme. CAFCAS link to finding an SPIP in your area
The Centre for Separated Families
Kids Come First: Separated Parent Support and Training Workshops – email
The Parent Connection – Parenting After Parting
The Parent Connection – Children and Separation: a Guide for Parents
Family Lives – Parent line offers help and advice to parents on bringing up children and teenagers, Tel: 0808 800 2222.
Gingerbread – Support for single parent families call 0808 802 0925
Children’s Books that help explain divorce: https://www.parents.com/parenting/divorce/children/books-that-help-explain-divorce-to-kids/
The Children’s Society – Produces a series of leaflets for children and parents.
How to manage your parents’ separation
Voices in the Middle; for young people
Families Change; for 6 to 12 years – Action for Children
Support families through divorce, bereavement and children’s behavioural problems.
A co-parenting app is software that has been specifically designed for separated parents to communicate about child arrangements; organise parenting responsibilities on a computer or phone through a calendar that everyone involved has access to, can edit and add information to – including the children, if you feel this is appropriate.
Domestic Abuse Victims - Men
Mankind Initiative; male victims
Respect; work with male victims and perpetrators or call 0203 5596650
Domestic Abuse Perpetrators
Form D8 apply for a divorce or to dissolve a civil partnership
C100 child arrangements court application
A C100 Form is the form you need to complete to ask for a family court to make a judgement under Section 8 of the Children Act 1989. In other words, you are asking a court to make a decision on the parenting arrangements for your child(ren).
Apply for a court order to make arrangements for a child or resolve a dispute about their upbringing: Form C100 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Form A financial remedy court application
Form A1: notice of intention to proceed with an application for a financial remedy (other than a financial order) in the County Court or High Court – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
How to apply for a Form A without a lawyer
How to apply for a financial order without a lawyer | Advicenow
Form E – Financial Statement for a financial remedy court application form
Form E: Financial statement for a financial order (Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 / Civil Partnership Act 2004) / for financial relief after an overseas divorce etc – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Family Mediators Association Financial Disclosure Booklet – a simpler version of Form E used by Stratford Family Mediation
FMA-Master-Financial-Disclosure-Booklet_0-4.doc – Family Mediators Association FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE BOOKLET Your Name: FILLING IN THE BOOKLET – GENERAL | Course Hero
Other Useful Information
Citizens Advice Bureau – Your local branch is listed in the telephone directory.
See it Differently: videos of 4 families learning to see it differently