Fair divorce settlements: our top ten tips

November 21, 2014 0 comments

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Here at Stowe Family Law, every solicitors works hard to ensure that those clients enduring the turmoil of divorce and separation achieve the best possible outcome. Many such clients feel helpless, a victim of the circumstances in which they suddenly find themselves and part of our role as divorce lawyers is to offer clear guidance…

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The Queen of bloggers and the Leeds Law Society

March 7, 2014 3 comments

I was recently profiled by the Leeds Law Society, a prestigious legal association based in my home city. The Leeds Law Society was founded as long ago 1805 for “the protection and advancement of the character, status and interests of attorneys and solicitors practising within four miles of the Borough of Leeds”. A lot has changed in…

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Divorce and children: more questions answered

February 28, 2014 1 comment

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Mark Christie, the head of the dedicated Children’s Department here at Stowe Family Law, answers more of the many questions about children that have brought visitors to this blog in recent weeks.   Do maintenance payments drop if I move in with a new partner who has children? Yes, under the new child maintenance scheme the parent who pays child…

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Marilyn Stowe in the Daily Mail: Divorce D-Day

December 31, 2013 13 comments

The following is an edited extract of an article by journalist  Deni Kirkova which appeared in the Daily Mail earlier this week: January is the busiest month for enquiries, with 30 per cent more enquiries than the second busiest month of the year – and that number has grown year on year. A study found that almost…

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Costs questions to ask at the first appointment (book extract)

December 27, 2013 1 comment

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This is an amended extract from my latest book, Divorce & Splitting Up: Advice From a Top Divorce Lawyer. The Law Society requires solicitors to inform clients about likely legal costs before the first appointment. Ensure that you are aware of your solicitor’s charge-out rate. Do not presume that your first appointment is free, unless this has been…

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Silver divorces and faux friends by John Bolch

October 10, 2013 2 comments

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It was reported today in a national newspaper article that the recent increase in so-called ‘silver divorces’ (i.e. divorces involving older couples) has given rise to a new problem: interference from meddling children. The article claims that divorce lawyers are reporting that the adult offspring of the ‘silver splitters’ are making their jobs more difficult…

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