Breaking up is always painful, and many people just want to get away from the whole sorry affair as quickly as possible, even if it means leaving loose ends untied. But this isn’t a great solution. Loose ends have a way of tripping you up when you least expect it, and realising several years too late that you made a costly mistake will make you feel angry and resentful.
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Here’s our checklist of what you need to think about, where you need to get advice, and what you need to organise when you start your new life.
If you are separating from your partner there is a new website that can provide you with more help and information about your finances. See the links to 'Divorce and separation' in the 'Links to other websites' on the right.
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