List of Divorce Support Groups (UK)
17 June 2015
Going through the trauma of a divorce or marriage separation is difficult, even if you have the support of friends and family members. But unless they’ve gone through the same experience themselves, the advice and support they offer may be simply designed to make you feel better. It might not have any practical value that could help make the situation more tolerable or go a little more smoothly.
If there are children involved then the need to ‘oil the wheels’ is even more important. And that’s where support groups can help. Divorce support groups are made up of people who have gone through the same experiences as you, as well as those who have a professional understanding of the law, property issues, and a host of other essential topics.
At Co-op Legal Services we know how difficult this time can be for you and those around you. So as well as our own Fixed Fee Divorce services, we’ve put together a list of divorce and separation support groups across the UK who are there for you when you need help the most.
A UK-wide network of support groups as well as a ‘hotline’ service, email support and even their own TV channel, Family Lives offers support to anyone going through the trauma of a divorce, especially those with children. Their online service includes open forums, where members can talk openly and frankly about their experiences and give support and advice to those going through the same situation.
OnlyMums and OnlyDads work in close partnership with a wide range professionals nationwide to bring you practical, up-to-date information, guidance and sign-posting on seperation and divorce.
This is the UK’s only professionally run divorce advice service. They offer individual and couples counselling, as well as running a network of divorce support groups across the country. Although they can help with legal advice, their main aim is to help people deal with the emotional and psychological impact of divorce and separation.
This renowned organisation has built up a reputation for offering real support and practical advice for mums. They also recognise that not every relationship lasts, and also provide advice and support for mums going through legal separation, divorce and post-divorce struggles. They can also provide advice and support if you’re struggling with a disabled child or child with special needs and suddenly find yourself coping alone instead of with a partner.
Based on the ‘Wiki’ design, this is a remarkably useful resource for anyone going through a separation or divorce. It has links to local solicitors, clearly written ‘how to’ guides and a library of free information, as well as forums and support groups. It even has a tool to help you calculate your assets and how they would be divided in the event of a divorce, so that you have a clearer understanding of your financial position too.
Co-op Legal Services
Our Divorce Solicitors can help with your questions, offering free initial legal advice, fixed fee services and competitive Divorce Solicitor fees.
We can advise on legal separation issues and family law such as child custody and access arrangements, financial advice and property.