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1. Introduction

2. Where to start

3. Separation

4. Divorce

5. If you have children

6. Supporting your children

7. Money and property

8. Making arrangements should you die

9. Dealing with emergencies

10. Terms used in divorce and family law

11. Further Help

The Community Legal Service

The Community Legal Service has been set up to help you find the right legal information and advice to solve your problems.

You can get help through a national network of organisations including Citizens Advice Bureaux, Law Centres, many independent advice centres and thousands of high street solicitors. All of these services meet quality standards set by the Legal Services Commission, look for the Community Legal Service logo:

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Many of the organisations offer some or all of their services for free. If you cannot afford to pay for advice you may be eligible for financial support through the Community Legal Service Fund (Legal Aid). You can order leaflets about funding from the LSC Leaflet line on 0845 3000 343.

You can use the Directory on the CLS Direct website http://www.clsdirect.uk/ to find details of quality assured advice providers.

The Legal Services Commission (LSC)

The Community Legal Service and the Community Legal Service Fund are managed by the Legal Services Commission.  To find out more about us visit our website at http://www.legalservices.gov.uk/ or find the details for your local Legal Services Commission office in the phone book. 

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Resolution
Phone:01689 850227


The website of Resolution

 The website of SFLA




The Law Society of England and Wales
Phone: 020 7242 1222


The website of The Law Society of England and Wales

 The website of The Law Society of England and Wales




Department for Constitutional Affairs
For useful leaflets for couples with children
Phone: 020 7210 8500


The website of the Department for Constitutional Affairs

 The website of the National Association of Estate Agents




The Court Service Website
For copies of forms and leaflets relating to divorce


The website of the Court Service

 The website of the Court Service




National Association of Child Contact Centres
phone: 0115 948 4557


The website of National Association of Child Contact Centres

 The website NACC




Relate
Phone:0845 456 1310 helpline:0845 1314010
You can find local branches of Relate in the phone book


The website of Relate

 The website of the Relate




UK College of Family Mediators
Phone:0117 914 7223


The website of UK College of Family Mediators

 The website of the Relate




Department of Social Security
Child Support Agency (CSA)

national enquiry line:0845 7133 133


The Website of the Child Support Agency

 The website of The CSA




Reunite
Advice line:0116 2556 234


The website of the Reunite

 The website of the Reunite




Child Abduction Unit
Phone:020 7911 7127


The Website of the Child Abduction Unit

 The website of Child Abduction Unit




Child Abduction Directory
Directory of solicitors specialising in child abduction cases


The Webpage of the Child Abduction Directory

 The webpage of the Child Abduction Directory




Resolution
Phone:01689 850227


The website of Resolution

 The website of SFLA




Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge
Phone: 0808 2000 247



 

Wales Domestic Abuse Helpline
phone: 0808 80 10 800
8am to 2pm and 8pm to 2am



 

Domestic Violence
You can find the leaflet 'Loves me, Loves me not: You don't need to live in fear of domestic violence' in your local library or Citizens Advice Bureau.

 


12. About this leaflet







This leaflet is published by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). It was written in association with Imogen Clout, a solicitor specialising in family law.

Leaflet version: May 2016




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