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Whether you have recently separated or your circumstances have changed, you might need some help to come to an agreement with your child’s other parent about arrangements for the children, financial matters or property.
This factsheet explains the different options available to help you negotiate and communicate more effectively and resolve any disputes. If there are reasons why it is not suitable to negotiate with your child’s other parent, for example if they are a threat to you or your child or you have suffered domestic violence, you should get legal advice. See the section Further Help and Information for organisations that can help.
For advice tailored to your individual situation call the Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline on 0808 802 0925. Calls are free from UK landlines and most mobiles.