Who to inform when your marriage ends

Separating informally
June 27, 2016
Separating with a separation agreement
June 27, 2016
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Who to inform when your marriage ends

If you and your partner are separating, you should tell:

  • your housing benefit office
  • your council tax office
  • your mortgage lender
  • water, gas, electricity and telephone companies
  • your benefits office
  • your tax office, particularly if you’re getting tax credits
  • current school and future school if you have children and they are moving
  • your bank or any other financial institution if you have a joint account. It may be advisable for you to freeze the account to prevent your partner withdrawing some or all of the money
  • hire purchase or credit companies
  • insurance companies, particularly if you have joint policies
  • the post office, if you want mail redirected
  • your doctor, dentist and child health clinic.