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Government creates ‘divorce app’ for separating couples

Government creates ‘divorce app’ for separating couples

An online tool designed to provide support to married people going through a break-up will soon be launched, ministers have confirmed. The downloadable app aims to offer divorcing couples help and guidance on the best way to part ways without too much heartbreak or financial uncertainty.

Funds from the £14 million programme will also go towards the costs of a web-based widget for phones and computers. Those who oppose the scheme argue that the cash is being wasted on “nanny state policies” during the tough climate, but Parliamentarians claim the app will help to reserve funds because it encourages married couples to seek their own financial deals after divorcing, instead of going to the Child Support Agency.

The multi-million pound cash pot will be invested in groups to set up a range of support services for parents undergoing a break-up, according to the Department for Work and Pensions. It is hoped that private groups and charities will bid for a chunk of the £14 million so they can establish services and guidance for families. Families Minister Maria Miller said:

“We all want the best for our children, which is why we’re making it easier for parents to access the help they need during this time. The fund will be for interventions that can help parents work together, including intensive counselling, emotional support and mediation, as well as online and telephone advice.”

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