A Guide to Divorce

Divorce is one of the most difficult areas of law to negotiate for most people because the issues surrounding it are so emotive. The break up of any marriage or civil partnership can be incredibly painful for both parties, particularly if the divorce process is protracted by disputes and disagreements.

Divorce Guide is an information website to help people who are thinking about divorce, going through a divorce, and for children who want to try and understand how divorce will affect them and their parents.

The website has been divided into bite-size pieces to allow you to focus on a couple of issues at a time. We hope that this will make information easier to get to grips with, and give you a clear understanding of how divorce will affect you.

Legal issues related to relationships, the custody of children and joint finances are complex, so it is vital that you take the time to find out what resolving them involves and seek legal advice before taking any action.

Please note that the information provided by Divorce Guide is correct according to the law in England, Northern Ireland and Wales only and that the law in Scotland is slightly different.