When a family divides, many issues can arise, and the decisions you make in the early weeks can have a long-term impact on you, the other party and your children. We have provided links, blogs, and videos below, to provide you with some of the help you may need during these difficult early days.
The resources below are provided by other organisations and, while we work hard to ensure they are of the highest quality, we also hold no liability for these resources.
The Handover Book – a unique and simple communication book for separated families
Children can find the conflict between their separated parents very distressing. Ashley Palmer and Leigh Moriarty have designed 'The Handover Book' to reduce the likelihood of disagreements between parents who are no longer living together.
Using this book helps both parents to remain aware of what is happening in their busy children’s lives as they go from one household to another. It’s a way of communicating the important things, whilst keeping the parental relationship friendly and calm.
There is a section in this book for the children to fill out, and both parents are encouraged to help them with it. This will make it easier for the children to share their experiences, achievements and also any worries that they might have.
The Divorce Journal for Children (Sue Atkins)
This journal is designed to help children express, explore and understand some of the strong emotions that they may be feeling and to help them process the divorce for themselves.
A divorce or separation can be a difficult time for everyone, including your children and other family members. Although you are no longer together, you are still parents and it’s vital that together you put aside your differences and focus on raising your children to be happy, confident and resilient, despite living apart.
This guide is for parents of 15-18 year olds experiencing divorce and separation in their family. It is written to help you have a conversation with your teenager about this diﬃcult topic.
Other organisations and resources that could help
Contacts you may find usefulAnglia Ruskin Free Law ClinicTelephone: 01223 698497Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 01603 496623
Email: email@example.comThe Money Advice Service Telephone: 0800 138 7777Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Advice Hub (Cambridge) Telephone: 01223 222697Email: email@example.com Cambridge Citizens Advice Bureau Telephone: 01223 357424Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 03 444 111 444
Email advice form: https://www.ncab.org.uk/?p=contact.us