We have been contacted by a reputable independent production company making a Cutting Edge documentary for Channel 4 provisionally called Separated but Living Together.
This is an important issue and Wikivorce has offered support to the team making this film in the hope that it will help to inform people about their options and introduce them to our site and what it has to offer.
As the title suggests, the planned film is about couples who are having to live in the same house when they are separating, divorcing or have already split up. The idea is hopefully to follow the experiences of couples using sites like wikivorce and a range of other services - local Divorce Support groups, Family Consultants, Divorce Coaches, Collaborative Law, mediation and so on – to help them through the process.At present the team are in the research stages and need help from wikipeeps to sort out the important issues they should be covering in the film.
They really need to talk to people – in confidence – about the ways in which people manage this situation, particularly when one person may be further onemotionally than the other as well as other issues that arise when you do not live apart while divorcing – for whatever reason.
There is no obligation for people who help with the research to take part in the film. If you would like to share your views with the researchers then please contact Hadenoughnow by PM with your details so they may be passed to the production team.
Hi. I did live like this for 5 months after separation & recieved my Absolute whilst still in the same property.
I was lucky enough to be rehoused by my local authority & walk away with my dignity. But I have photos of when I first had to live apart but under the same roof, and the copies of notices I had to put up.
I think any experience of this issue is valuable at this stage ... if you are happy to chat with them for research purposes I can PM you the contact info or you can PM your details and I will pass them on.