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Pension sharing in a divorce settlement

When couples separate and divorce, part of that process will involve dividing the assets from the marriage and making two households out of one. ‘Dividing up cash, savings and the family home are relatively straightforward,’ says Angie Brown, family law expert with Mooney Everett Solicitors in Ormskirk, Lancashire.  ‘In contrast, pensions are the most complex […]

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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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‘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 benefits of using mediation in your divorce

When you have taken the difficult step of deciding to separate or divorce, working out your future arrangements for children, property, maintenance payments and shared business interests can lead to a great deal of anguish. If you have not been able to come to an agreement by yourselves, it may well be in your interests […]

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What should Ewan McGregor expect in his divorce settlement after a long marriage?

Recent reports that Ewan McGregor has filed for divorce from his wife Eve Mavrakis, after 22 years and four children together, may have come as a shock to the celebrity world but the length of their marriage beats the UK average which currently sees couples filing for divorce after 11.7 years. Angie Brown, family law […]

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