Divorce and Separation
There maybe many issues and concerns relating to a relationship
breakdown, especially when children are concerned. The
information below is there to help you, from money and housing
worries, to counselling and support for your children.
- One Space has a interactive
parenting resources, support and a lively online community for
provides expert advice and practical support for single
parents. If you have just separated from your partner, or are
looking for work, or needing to claim benefits, they can help. You
may feel like you have so much to do you don’t know where to start
but they can assist you to find your way through.
- The National Association of
Child Contact Centres provides information on child contact
centres and services. They are neutral places where
children of separated families can enjoy contact with their
non-resident parents and sometimes other family members, in a
comfortable and safe environment.
- Only Dads and Only
Mums are two organisations celebrating single parenting,
offering lots of advice and support on issues relating to
- Cafcass has a series of useful Leaflets
for Adults and
Leaflets for Children that can help deal with divorce
Money and housing
- The Money Advice
Service provide impartial information if you're going through,
or thinking about, a divorce or separation, to help you with
My Divorce and Separation Calculator can help you draw up a
budget to help you stay on top of your finances, work out what you
have and what you owe and create scenarios for splitting what you
- Child Maintenance Options is a
site to support parents make maintenance options and to make
arrangements to best suit their needs.
Shelter have information about the impact of a
relationship breakdown on housing issues.
Counselling and support
- Cafcass looks after
the interests of children involved in family proceedings. They
work with children and their families, and then advise the courts
on what they consider to be in the best interests of
- The Children's Legal
Centre provides free legal information, advice and
representation to children, their families and carers. They
have produced a factsheet explaining
Parental Responsibility and what it means for separated
- Relate offers
advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops,
mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and
through this website.
- Kids in the Middle aims
to support children whose parents are fighting and to support
parents to avoid getting into that situation in the first
place. They produce leaflets, including A Guide
for Parting Parents and their Children (PDF, 1.3MB).
- The Couple Connection - An
interactive service where couples can find out how to manage their
relationship more positively.
What should I do next?
Do you want to know about local support in Cheshire East
relating to Divorce and separation? The
Family Information Directory will tell you about all groups and
services in the area.