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"Tainted Love" (From Solicitors Journal)

January 20, 2011 0 comments

Marilyn Stowe, divorce, Family Proceedings Rules, self-help, Imerman v Tchenguiz, Court of Appeal, family law

From my latest Solicitors Journal column “Family Business”, 18/01/2011. Tainted Love Here’s hoping this year’s fresh Family Proceedings Rules sort out this maddening self-help situation, says Marilyn Stowe Up and down the country, family solicitors and their divorce clients are making unpleasant discoveries – in more ways than one. Until recently, if a spouse found…

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What Prenuptial Agreements mean for The First Wives Club

January 17, 2011 0 comments

Lord Justice Munby, the chairman of the Law Commission, who also sits as a judge in the Court Of Appeal (and was one of the judges in Imerman), made a very wise observation last week. As the Law Commission prepared to publish its report and provisional recommendations in relation to prenuptial agreements, he told the…

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"Prenups and the law are an uneasy marriage"

January 17, 2011 10 comments

From the Opinion pages of the Yorkshire Post, 14/01/2011. Prenups and the law are an uneasy marriage By Marilyn Stowe OVER the past few years, prospective brides, grooms and their parents have come to see us in increasing numbers to ask about prenuptial agreements. Some are wealthy, some are superwealthy and others are not wealthy…

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Justice with Courage: doing the legal laundry

January 14, 2011 6 comments

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What a week I’ve had. It began with a trip to Sheffield in South Yorkshire, where I noticed that the motto emblazoned across the South Yorkshire Police Headquarters building is Justice with Courage. What a cracking phrase that is! It uplifted me, because I spent a long time last weekend considering the content of the…

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Why I couldn’t watch the Eastenders cot death episode

January 8, 2011 6 comments

eastenders cot death

I am a lifelong soap devotee and, as regular readers will know, an erstwhile adviser to two of them (Coronation Street and The Archers). However I could watch only a few minutes of Eastenders’ controversial new storyline before switching off. At the time of writing there have been more than 8,000 complaints about this storyline,…

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