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Divorce questions? Join me for a Live Q&A

July 28, 2010 0 comments

As previously noted, many first-time visitors to this blog arrive here after typing their questions about divorce and family law directly into Google and other search engines. I also receive a number of reader enquiries via the comments section and the Contact Me page. If you are a reader with a question about divorce and you would…

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Stowe Family Law wants YOU

July 23, 2010 0 comments

Our offices in Yorkshire and Cheshire are busier than ever and our newest office, off High Holborn, is set to open early next year.  We are looking for senior solicitors to join our teams in all these locations and, since I know that plenty of lawyers read this blog, I thought that it would be…

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How far does a smile go?

July 20, 2010 2 comments

Marilyn Stowe

A client recently paid me a very kind but rather unusual compliment. “Every time I see you”, she said, “you smile at me – and it isn’t just any old smile, but a bright, confident one.” Apparently my smile brightens her day and does wonders for both her confidence and her hopes for her case….

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A family lawyer's challenge to Basildon Council

July 17, 2010 0 comments

war-and-peace

As a family lawyer, I like to think there is no dispute for which a solution cannot be found. No matter how polarised the clients are, and no matter how contrasting their arguments may be, at some point their disputes can and will be resolved. This week at Stowe Family Law, for example, our children…

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Are prenuptial agreements a waste of time and money?

July 12, 2010 9 comments

prenuptial agreement

This week’s edition of The Sunday Times carried a lurid headline, “An end to the goldmine divorce”, with accompanying pictures of the heiress Katrin Radmacher and her former husband Nicolas Granatino.  The latter couple’s spectacular and hard fought case involving the validity of a prenuptial agreement, made in Germany between a German and French national…

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Moving on after divorce – in 100 different ways!

July 6, 2010 1 comment

100 divorce perks

Moving on after divorce is more easily said than done, and as a family lawyer I see many clients at different stages of this process. Getting divorced is a traumatic and stressful period for both parties, no matter who is at fault or why the marriage broke down. However, there is nothing more satisfying (other…

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