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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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Top tips for first-time buyers

The number of first-time buyers is at its highest for ten years, accounting for 51 per cent of the market despite rising prices and record deposits according to the Halifax.  If you are thinking about taking that first step onto the property ladder, the legal aspects of ownership may be the last thing on your […]

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