Help with legal and mediation matters

Advice Now

Family difficulties and personal problems can be very stressful and upsetting. Because of the emotions involved they sometimes have a tendency to get out of hand. To deal with them you need to know how the law works, and what your rights and options are. On this site there is a selection of the web’s best information on common family issues.

Family Law Panel

The Family Law Panel is a FREE national online advice service delivered by Resolution member solicitors, barristers and mediators nationwide. Local support pages signpost to organisations that provide support and/or information relevant to those going through separation and divorce. The overall aim of the charity is to become a national “portal” for legal advice, resources and regional signposting, so that families going through separation can find relevant, accurate, and up-to-date advice and direction.

Focus Mediation - Effective Dispute Resolution

Specialist family mediators who are able to offer mediation services from their offices in Milton Keynes, Bedford, Broxbourne, Harrow, Hemel Hempstead, London, Northampton, Oxford, Potters Bar, St Albans and Watford. They have civil mediators and mediators for the one-day model of family mediation across the region of Bucks, Beds, Northants, Herts, Oxon, Cambs, London, the Thames Valley, the North East and the North West.

Help with money matters

CAP - Christians Against Poverty

CAP provides free debt help and local community groups across the UK. Their services are run in partnership with local churches and provide practical and emotional support for those in debt.

Child Poverty Action Group

The Child Action Poverty Group works to understand what causes poverty, the impact it has on children’s lives, and how it can be solved for good. They also provide accurate information, training and advice to the people who work with hard-up families, to make sure they get the financial support they need. They also take legal action to challenge unjust decisions so that families get support from the social security system in times of need. 

Citizens Advice

Online free advice to help you find a way forward, whatever the problem.

National Association of Child Contact Centres

Arranges supported or supervised contact at neutral meeting places where children of a separated family can enjoy contact with one or both parents in a safe and comfortable environment. Unable to give legal advice. This is not a tracing agency. The helpline number is 0845 4500 280.


Offers expert, tailored advice and practical solutions to problem debt.


The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day; it's free to call 116 123, and they will listen to your worries, concerns and troubles.

Talking Money

Talking Money is an independent charity dedicated to improving lives by tackling financial problems, providing free, high quality advice and support to people in financial hardship for over 25 years. They provide free, independent debt advice, energy advice and financial education.


Turn2us exists to help people access the money available to them – through benefits, grants and other financial help.Their free, accessible website has been designed to help people find appropriate sources of financial support, quickly and easily, based on their particular needs and circumstances. 0808 802 2000

Help with benefits

A-Z of benefit entitlement. Call HMRC for information about eligibility, claiming and stopping Child Benefit, changing your personal details and making a complaint. The Benefits Agency Helpline number is 0800 882 200 - a free benefit enquiry line for people with disabilities and their carers.  For help with child benefit call 0300 200 3100. For help with working tax credit / child tax credit call 0345 300 3900. 

Disability Rights UK

Free, independent, up-to-date information for disabled people. 

Child Maintenance Options

Child Maintenance Options is a free service that provides impartial information and support to help separated parents make decisions about their child maintenance arrangements.

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