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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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Most popular day for marriage sees Lancashire solicitor Helen Morgan campaign to raise awareness of common law marriage myth

Most popular day for marriage sees Lancashire solicitor Helen Morgan campaign to raise awareness of common law marriage myth

Saturday 18 August has been reported as the most popular day in 2018 to tie the knot in the UK.  However, since the early 1970’s, the number of people actually getting married has steadily decreased, dropping a further 3.4 per cent last year.   There have been many theories about why marriage rates are falling, but […]

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Don’t let your divorce end up before the Supreme Court

Don’t let your divorce end up before the Supreme Court

Divorce is a hot topic at the moment with two cases having recently ended up before the Supreme Court because the couples involved could not sort out their differences amicably.  The first case, Mills v Mills, concerned an application by a wife to increase the maintenance element of her settlement following divorce when she fell […]

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DIY divorce – more dangerous than decorating

The internet has proven to be immensely helpful in the realm of household DIY, with YouTube videos for self-assembly furniture or demonstrations of decorating techniques.  But doing things yourself is not without risks – St John Ambulance has reported that around 200,000 people are admitted to accident and emergency departments across the country following a […]

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Civil partnerships move up the agenda for heterosexual couples

Civil partnerships move up the agenda for heterosexual couples

Decades ago, nearly everyone married in a church or had a civil ceremony at a registry office. Traditions change, and couples have tied the knot on mountain tops and under water. Two couples have even been reported to book tickets with Virgin Galactic to get hitched in space. Some heterosexual couples would also like to […]

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It’s never too late for a postnuptial agreement

While the new royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle captured the nation’s hearts with their fairytale wedding, their decision not to have any form of financial prenuptial agreement came as a big surprise for those of us without blue blood running through our veins. Harry and Meghan can most likely rest assured that if […]

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When children get caught in the crossfire of divorce

When children get caught in the crossfire of divorce

When relationship breakdown and divorce become a battleground, then it can bring out the worst in people and this includes trying to use children as a pawn in negotiations. Sadly, there are occasions where one or both parents forget that their children are already upset and confused over the separation of their parents, scared about […]

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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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