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Separating from a partner is stressful and often impacts your finances. It can reduce your household income or mean you need to spend more each month. You may struggle with bills and debts for a while. We are here for you.
If you have joint debts with your partner:
If you do not have joint debts:
Find out how we can help you.
If you are renting
Tell the landlord your agreement must be put in your name only.
If you have a mortgage
Get legal advice if you have a joint mortgage. This will help you decide what to do with the property.
Tell the local council if your partner has moved out and you are now the only adult in the property. You are entitled to a 25% discount on your council tax.
You can find more information on separation and mortgages here.
Your benefits entitlement may change.
Use our free benefits calculator to find out:
Separation is hard on the whole family.
You will need to arrange child maintenance. The government website can help.
A family based arrangement can be court certified.
Explore your options on on our child maintenance arrears page.
Relate are a trusted network of licensed local counsellors offering support to individuals and families.
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