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How to extend a lease on a flat or buy a share of the freehold

When you buy a flat you will usually buy it via a lease rather than buying it outright. This is because, when you own a flat, there needs to be a mechanism in place to ensure that everyone in the building occupies their space responsibly and contributes to the cost of maintaining and insuring shared […]

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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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How to apply for a grant of probate

If someone you know has died, and you have been asked to deal with their affairs, you need to be able to prove that you have the legal right to do this.  Otherwise, you will run into difficulties when trying to access their bank accounts or sell their property and belongings.  The only way to […]

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Government scraps stamp duty for first-time buyers on properties bought for up to £300,000

The Chancellor recently announced that stamp duty would be scrapped for first-time buyers looking to purchase a property worth up to £300,000, and would be reduced for properties worth up to £500,000 to cater for buying in London and other expensive areas.  Susan Ward, residential conveyancing expert with Mooney Everett Solicitors in Ormskirk, Lancashire explains […]

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Family business and divorce

Building a family business usually takes many years of hard work, including long hours and late nights, and sometimes time spent out of the home on business trips.  Nowadays, there is no getting away from technology and weekends, holidays and relationships can be spoiled by constant demands on an entrepreneur’s attention.   Meanwhile, marriage and 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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