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Family Mediation Week 2019

Family Mediation Week: 21 – 25 January 2019

With Family Mediation Week taking place from 21-25 January 2019, the family law team and the ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) team at Mooney Everett Solicitors in Ormskirk, Lancashire want to encourage anyone going through a divorce or a family dispute to use mediation to resolve issues, rather than choosing to take it to court. Family Mediation […]

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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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Why appointing a guardian for your children brings peace of mind

Lancashire wills and probate executive, Pam Hughes from Mooney Everett Solicitors in Ormskirk, explains why making a will is so important if you have children. The possibility of both you and your partner dying while your children are still under 18 verges on the unthinkable but, however unlikely this situation might seem, it is important […]

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Civil partnerships to be extended to heterosexual couples

The prime minister Theresa May has announced that the law will be changed to extend the option of civil partnerships to heterosexual couples.  This follows a ruling by the Supreme Court earlier this year that the current law is discriminatory and unlawful. Helen Morgan, family law expert with Mooney Everett in Ormskirk, Lancashire welcomes the […]

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