Births, deaths and family

Having a baby, making a will, and dealing with divorce and separation

Divorce and separation

Find out how to manage your money and divide up what you own when going through divorce or separation.

  1. How to sort out your finances on separation if you were cohabiting
  2. How to sort out your finances on divorce or dissolution
  3. Your options for legal or financial advice on separation if you were cohabiting
  1. Your options for legal or financial advice on divorce or dissolution
  2. How much does divorce or dissolution cost?
  3. How to pay legal fees when you separate if you were cohabiting
  4. How to pay legal fees on divorce or dissolution
  5. DIY (do-it-yourself) divorce or dissolution
  6. Separation agreements instead of divorce or dissolution
  7. Separation agreements as an alternative to divorce or dissolution in Scotland
  8. A guide to international divorce or dissolution
  9. How to protect your finances during separation if you were cohabiting
  10. How to protect your finances during divorce or dissolution
  11. Protecting your home ownership rights during separation if you were cohabiting
  12. Protecting your home ownership rights during divorce or dissolution
  13. Renting: Protect your rights to your home during separation if you were cohabiting
  14. Renting: Your rights to your home during divorce or dissolution
  15. Protecting against financial abuse
  16. Arranging interim spousal maintenance in England, Wales, Northern Ireland
  17. Arranging aliment in Scotland
  18. How to arrange child maintenance
  19. How to deal with problem debt after separation
  20. Managing your household budget on separation
  21. Benefits you may be entitled to if you’re separating
  22. Sort out joint bank accounts, insurance, bills and other finances with your ex-partner
  23. Dividing the family home and mortgage during divorce or dissolution
  24. Dividing the family home and mortgage during separation if you were cohabiting
  25. Dividing the family home on divorce or dissolution if you’re renting
  26. Dividing the family home on separation if you were cohabiting – renting
  27. Dividing pensions on divorce or dissolution
  28. How to divide your possessions on separation
  29. Dividing investments and savings when you separate if you were cohabiting
  30. Dividing investments and savings during divorce or dissolution
  31. Dividing business interests on separation if you were cohabiting
  32. Dividing business interests on divorce or dissolution
  33. What to do with children’s accounts and savings if you separate
  34. Clean break or periodical allowance after divorce or dissolution in Scotland
  35. Clean break or spousal maintenance after divorce or dissolution
  36. What to do with a lump sum payment after divorce or dissolution
  37. Build up your retirement savings after divorce or dissolution
  38. Review insurance for dependants and your will on separation if you were cohabiting
  39. Review insurance for dependants and your will during divorce or dissolution
  40. Review insurance for your home and possessions on separation
  41. Your financial position in a new relationship
  42. Changes that may affect maintenance payments
  43. How much child maintenance should I pay?
  44. Divorce and money calculator

Maternity and paternity rights

Find out how to claim maternity pay and leave from your employer and your rights when returning to work.

Having a baby

Help with managing your money before, during and after the birth of your baby.

When someone dies

Learn how to deal with money after a death, from paying for the funeral to looking after the paperwork and household bills.

Making a will

Learn how to make and change a will and find out about the different options available.