BBC News
Launch consoleBBC NEWS CHANNEL
Page last updated at 17:02 GMT, Friday, 20 April 2012 18:02 UK

Money Box Live: Divorce and separation

Petition of dissolution of marriage
BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 at 1502 BST On Radio 4 and Online

More and more couples are getting divorced, according to latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

If you and your partner are splitting up, you may have to face the difficult task of dividing your assets.


But what happens to the family home when you part?

And, if there are children involved, who gets custody?

If you're not married but living together, what are your rights when the relationship breaks down?

How do you dissolve a civil partnership?

Where can you find advice on mediation, counselling or parenting support?

Vincent Duggleby was joined by:

Jo Edwards, Partner, Manches and Vice-Chair, Resolution, National Association of Family Lawyers

Rachael Kelsey, Partner, SKO Family Law Firm

Lee Healey, Managing Director, Income Max

Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Sally Abrahams




Money Box


SEARCH MONEY BOX:
 

Podcast

Download or subscribe to this programme's podcast

Podcast Help



SEE ALSO
Divorce and separation: Internet links
20 Apr 12 |  Moneybox
Government 'to champion families'
16 Mar 12 |  UK Politics

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

banner watch listen bbc sport Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific