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Relationship problems

Dealing with relationship problems can be very difficult.

These pages explain what you need to do if your relationship has broken down. Find out if you can stay in the family home or who your children should live with.

You can also find help if you are a victim of domestic violence.

Deciding whether to end a marriage or civil partnership

Resources and what to consider if you're thinking about ending a marriage or civil partnership

Separating in a marriage or civil partnership

Options for separating in a marriage or civil partnership and where to get help to agree the terms of a separation.

Getting divorced

Information on financial arrangements, children and housing rights when a marriage ends through separation or divorce. Includes information about help with legal costs and family mediation.

Ending a civil partnership

Information on financial arrangements, children, and housing rights when a civil partnership ends through dissolution. Includes information about help with legal costs and family mediation.

Ending a relationship when you're living together

Information on financial arrangements, children and housing rights when a living-together relationship ends, including process of family mediation.

Domestic abuse

Emergency options and longer term help for victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse and violence at home, and details of organisations which can provide further help.