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
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
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/
Kids Come First: Separated Parent Support and Training Workshops – email
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.
Families Change; for 6 to 12 years – Action for Children
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.
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).
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
Form E – Financial Statement for a financial remedy court application form
Family Mediators Association Financial Disclosure Booklet – a simpler version of Form E used by Stratford Family Mediation