Marilyn Stowe

The founder of 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.

Through the darkness of divorce (part one)

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December 8, 2016 1 comment

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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

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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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Divorce is falling, except for silver splitters

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December 6, 2016 1 comment

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Yesterday’s divorce statistics show that the number of over 55s getting divorced continues to rise, bucking an apparent trend to stay married for younger couples. I wrote about the drop in figures in my post yesterday speculating that, as our firm has seen an increase in divorcing clients across the country, the small percentage drop…

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Is marriage out of date?

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November 25, 2016 12 comments

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On 10 February 2011 I took part in a debate held at the Oxford Union entitled “This house believes the Institution of marriage is out of date”. The motion which I proposed failed that night, as it did in the Cambridge Union and in the House of Lords, where exactly the same debate was held…

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