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Relocating with your child after separation

During any separation or divorce, one of the primary concerns will be the impact on any children.  It is unavoidable that change will occur in everybody’s lives, and there may be the time when you decide that a relocation is appropriate.  Perhaps you will be unable to continue to afford to live in the area […]

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What to expect during mediation following separation

If you are attending mediation to discuss issues relating to relationship breakdown, separation or divorce, you might be wondering what this involves. A mediator is an independent person that is trained to assist you in identifying an agenda and help you address any issues identified through discussion.  A mediator can meet you and your former […]

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Hearing the voice of children, when parents separate

Hearing the voice of children, when parents separate

Caught in the middle of their parents’ relationship breakdown, it is important that the best interests and wishes of any children are considered.  If parents are separating, they will need to agree the arrangements for where children will live and how often they will see the other parent. ‘It is better for all concerned if […]

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‘No-fault divorce’ around the corner with new legislation

New legislation has been announced by the government to overhaul divorce law and remove the need for divorcing couples in England and Wales to assign blame. This move towards ‘no-fault divorce’ will reduce family conflict and so is warmly welcomed by the family law team at Mooney Everett Solicitors in Ormskirk, Lancashire. Angie Brown, family […]

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The parent trap – who has parental responsibility?

Families now come in all shapes and sizes, and children may live with parents who are cohabiting, civil partners, married, separated or divorced. They may be part of a step-family, live with adoptive parents, grandparents, other relatives or a special guardian. If you have spent many years living with and developing a close bond with […]

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Securing the right to see your grandchildren

The relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren can be very special and one that most parents fully support.  On occasions, however, your time with them can be cut off or restricted, causing hurt and upset.  In the first of a two-part series of articles, Angie Brown, family law expert with Mooney Everett Solicitors in Ormskirk, […]

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