Sometimes either events happen that bring relationships to a crisis point, or couples who cannot overcome their differences decide that separation is the only way forward. This can also lead to divorce if the couple is married or in a civil partnership.
This can be a difficult time for all, especially if there are children involved. Working out contact and access can be a painful process, and it is common for children to feel that they are to blame. However, there are many sources of support and help available if faced with these circumstances.
The resources here are aimed at adults, but there are also further links of use to children in the young people section.
A comprehensive reource for those going through divorce, giving advice about how to help children through the process.
Practical information for children, young people and parents who are going through a family break-up.
Important information about divorce, including the forms required, and the stages in the court process, from the UK Government website.
Advice on a range of topics, including divorce, benefits and family mediation.
A service which can help to sort out family disputes and help you come to agreement without going to court, especailly after separation and divorce. Details of local mediation services available, and direct advice through the helpline.
Comprehensive advice and articles explaining the divorce process and how to get expert help.