If you were living with your partner prior to break-up, it's likely at least one of you will move out of your shared home either immediately or soon afterwards. However, it's a good idea to think carefully about the options open to you and the implications for you, your children, family and friends. Acting in a rash or overly hasty way could have all manner of undesirable outcomes. Read out information and advice on separation before making your move - and remember that you can contact us if you'd like to talk things through with someone impartial.

If you are married, you are also likely to want to get a divorce. Again, there are things you should know and think about before getting the process started. Check out our divorce advice and information pages for details.