Marie separated from her husband. They had debts related to their pub business which was in Marie’s name. She had to declare herself bankrupt and she and her family moved out into rented accommodation. Marie has 2 teenage sons, Sam and Calvin (who suffers from Aspergers). The family experienced severe financial difficulty having business debts up to £35,000. With no income to pay rent in advance or a deposit and with the pressure of having to look after her family single-handedly, Marie found it all too much. It was her eldest son Sam who called the Licensed Trade Charity to ask for help. We helped Marie by offering support and legal guidance.