Archive | Family law

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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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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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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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Family mediation for you

When problems develop in a family it can be necessary to ask for help to sort them out.  You may need assistance agreeing a financial settlement or arrangements for children in the run up to a divorce, or separation, or in brokering a deal with an estranged parent or grandparents keen to be involved in […]

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