Obtaining legal advice can seem a really daunting task, especially as we usually only do it at times of stress or crisis. Here we have done our best to identify the advice and support you may need. If you are seeking advice around separation and divorce, we recommend that you also visit the Marriage Clinic area of the site, where there is a wealth of information and resources to help you find a way forward together through difficulties in your relationship.
National Family Mediation
Family Mediation helps those involved in family breakdown to communicate better with one another and reach their own decisions about all or some of the issues arising from separation or divorce - children, property and finance. Mediation is about directly negotiating your own decisions with the help of a third party. It is an alternative to solicitors negotiating for you or having decisions made for you by the courts. (Open in new window to return to 2-in-2-1 easily)
Legal Policy on Domestic Violence
Information on the Government's work on proposals for tougher legislation to protect the victims of domestic violence and increase support for victims including links to further information