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Welcome to the Stowe Family Law divorce advice video page. Here, UK top Divorce Lawyer Marilyn Stowe shares her insights on a range of important family law issues, frequently discussed topics and commonly asked questions. As one of the UK’s most formidable and sought after family lawyers, she has plenty of valuable perspectives to offer.

The 12 topics have been carefully selected. These issues crop up time and again in consultations with clients both calm and distraught, in our free legal advice clinics and in questions left by readers on the popular Marilyn Stowe Family Law Blog.

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Divorce, separation and family disputes are some of the most difficult experiences any of us will ever have to face. We all need a little help moving on with our lives.

3 comments

Bill Stiles - January 12, 2016 at 2:25pm

I am aged 61 and my wife is 49. We are getting divorced. We were married for 17 years. I took early retirement from the CPS in June 2015 after being with them for 21 years. I took a lump sum of circa 40k and a pension of circa £400 pcm. Our house was sold and everything was split. I used the 40k to put towards my new house which I bought cash last August. My estranged wife now wants half of my civil service pension and i have in writing from her solicitor if I agree then she will not persue half of the 40k. This seems reasonable to me. Should I agree and if so is ther any caveats I should ask for i.e how long would she expect me to give her half my pension. There are no children involved. I have gone back to work 16 hours a week.

Marilyn Stowe - January 12, 2016 at 2:36pm

Dear Bill
You dont explain the entirety of your financial circumstances or that of your wife. She is 12 years younger than you and presumably has an income capacity which you shouldn’t ignore. Its not just a case in law of an equal split, its about meeting both your reasonable needs and dividing income and capital fairly in order to do so. That may not result in a 50/50 outcome. Maintenance payments whether out of earned income or pension isnt necessarily payable at all or life long, it might be for a fixed term:- it all depends on what else there is and both your reasonable needs.
My view is that you should seek legal advice if you havent already done so.
Regards
Marilyn

Julie green - March 23, 2016 at 2:15pm

Hi I would like some advice please , my ex husband and I divorced but we still left our morgage in both our names on the morgage, we have both remarried and unfortunately my ex has just passed away, does this mean that I’m not entitled to any of the property , as we wanted it to go to our only child if anything happens to either of us . Thanking you Mrs j green

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