You may have reached a settlement that you did not want or plan for but there aren't many who leave with a perfect one. Whether you are on your own, with children or with a new partner, some financial planning may not go amiss.
Not coping financially?
It is always worth checking with your solicitor if your circumstances have changed and you are able to claim some financial support from your ex or when payments are not being met by him/her.
Find out about financial planning and why it is important?
Read about financial advisers
Use the Personal budget calculator at the Money Made Clear website and find out about Credit and Debt
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Join others in trying to budget wisely and grab a bargain when you need one. Sign up for his newsletter too.
Also have a look at benefits. The system changes quite frequently, so it is a good idea to find out what you could receive. Gingerbread is an excellent charity with good information guides and helpline.