After You Break Up

Breaking up may be hard enough, but there are some things that you will need to do as soon as possible.

If you break up with your girlfriend or boyfriend and you have not been living together, she or he may have some property that is yours in their possession. You should ask them to give back your property as soon as possible on breaking up.  You do not have to return any presents that he or she may have given you, but you should give them their property back if they ask for it.

You should always think about your safety first when attempting to retrieve items.

If you have been living together and you move out, it’s a good idea to take as many of your personal items as possible (think about your birth certificate, passport, clothes, photos, or jewellery) as it may be hard to get them back later if you didn’t break up on good terms. If you have bank accounts or mortgage in joint names, you should make sure with the bank that your account requires two signatures to withdraw money or make any changes.