Marilyn Stowe

The senior partner at Stowe Family Law, Marilyn Stowe is one of Britain’s best known divorce lawyers with clients throughout the country, in Europe, the Far East and the USA.

Government ‘still thinking’ about prenups

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January 13, 2017 1 comment

prenuptial agreements

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is still considering whether or not to legalise a form of prenuptial agreement recommended by the Law Commission. In a newly published report on the implementation of legal proposals made by the Commission, the Ministry notes that: “The Law Commission published its final report on Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements…

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The future of civil partnerships?

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January 13, 2017 1 comment

relationships, family life

No less than 12 years after they were first introduced, civil partnerships continue to cause controversy. Of course, we are – thankfully – long past the point at which the mere thought of officially sanctioning a same sex relationship raised eyebrows. Society has evolved – for the most part! – and we have, of course,…

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My first day in court

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January 5, 2017 8 comments

family law

On my very first day of being a qualified solicitor, with all exams and training behind me, or so I thought, I was sent by a partner in the Leeds firm I was then working for to Bradford Magistrates Court in West Yorkshire to see a client in the cells. I had been articled to…

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Refuge for a day from a media in meltdown

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December 25, 2016 6 comments

the media

On Christmas Day may we all be protected, if only for a short while, from a media in meltdown. Up here in the real world, far removed from all those terribly important and influential political reporters, inhabitants of Luvvie London,  Christmas is finally here and hurray for that. No doubt most of us will be welcoming…

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Promoting ‘out of court’ divorce (from Solicitors Journal)

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December 22, 2016 1 comment

family law

This article was first published by Solicitors Journal on 01/11/16, and is reproduced by kind permission. ‘Divorce’ has become a buzzword for any forcible separation. A quick Google search generates articles about the UK’s upcoming ‘divorce’ from the European Union or a politician’s ‘divorce’ from their political party. The term implies controversy and dispute. But…

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Through the darkness of divorce (part two)

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December 9, 2016 3 comments

divorce

Some people may be worried that if they seek out counselling or medication for depression during their divorce it will harm their case. This is absolutely not true. If anything, such steps show a commendable level of insight. Divorce is without doubt one of the most difficult experiences anyone can go through but as a…

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Through the darkness of divorce (part one)

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December 8, 2016 1 comment

divorce

In the first of two special posts, Marilyn Stowe explains the difficult journey faced by the newly divorced, as they make their way through dark times into the dawn of a new life – with help from professionals, family and friends. Throughout the course of my career I have dealt with a vast number of…

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Do stepmothers have it worse than stepdads?

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December 7, 2016 0 comments

family life

Stepmothers have a harder time establishing a positive relationship with children than stepfathers. That is what the results of a newly published survey seem to suggest, at least. Research from relationship charities Relate and Relationships Scotland has found that while 65 per cent of stepfathers claim to have a good relationship with their stepchildren, the…

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