A breakdown in a relationship can be a difficult time. Use the pages below to help you work out the options and rights you have to your home.
If you are experiencing violence or abusive behaviour, see our pages on domestic abuse or ring the LiveFearFree helpline on 0808 8010 800 – a free, confidential 24-hour helpline run by Welsh Women’s Aid.
Click here for information on counselling and mediation.
Shelter Cymru cannot advise on divorce proceedings – see Citizens Advice for detailed information. If you are unsure about anything, contact a solicitor specialising in family law. The Civil Legal Advice (CLA) helpline on 0345 345 4 345 can provide contact details of solicitors in your area who may be able to help you.
This page will help you think about some of the decisions you’ll have to make when you split up with a partner.
If you want the right to return to, stay in or exclude someone else from the home, you may be able to apply to court for an occupation order.