When you are going through a divorce or separation, it is often a highly emotional and confusing time. Sometimes, it can seem like there are no answers to all the questions you have about your children, your finances and your future.

In this page, you will find some useful FAQ videos featuring our experienced Head of Family Law, Belinda Strange. She provides succinct, practical answers to some of our clients’ most frequently asked questions during their divorce or separation.

Please note that these videos are intended as general advice only. Should you require a sympathetic ear and some expert legal advice personalised to your circumstances, please do get in touch on 0330 221 8855 or email our Family Law team at familylaw@attwaters.co.uk.

Divorce and separation

I want to get divorced but am worried about how to pay for it.

We didn't get married and have just split up, what Common Law rights do I have?

Financial settlement

My husband has moved in with his new partner, does her income get taken into account?

My wife has moved in with her new partner, do I have to keep paying for her and the children?

I am getting a divorce – will my spouse be entitled to half of my inheritance?

My wife has locked me out of our joint home – can she do this?

I have moved out of our family home – do I still need to pay the mortgage?

Arrangements for Children

I don't want our children seeing his new partner, can I stop this?

Can I take the children away on holiday?

Can I change my son’s surname?

Alternative Dispute Resolution

I don't really want to go to court, what are my other options?


I am thinking of getting married soon and already have a house, what happens to this we split up?

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