The French Embassy in London estimates that there are somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000 French nationals in the UK. The vast majority of which reside in London. This number is put into perspective when you consider that the third, fourth and fifth largest cities in France
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A High Court judge has told a local authority that the law forbids him from declaring the marriage the marriage of a teenage girl invalid at its outset.
In A Local Authority v X and Another, the daughter of parents who had emigrated from Pakistan to
Two cases demonstrate that the failure to resolve child contact disputes doesn't always lie with the court.
The number of cohabiting couples in the UK has risen by 22 per cent in the last ten years, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
There are now three million cohabiting couples in the UK – despite an ONS prediction in 2010 that the number would not reach 3.3 million until 2033.
Mark Christie, the head the dedicated Children’s Department here at Stowe Family Law, answers more of the many questions about children that have brought new visitors to this blog in recent weeks.
The non-resident parent has free living accommodation – does this affect child maintenance
The case of F v F, in which the court was asked to decide whether two children should receive the MMR vaccination, hit the headlines over the weekend. The case, decided in September, has given rise to some strong feelings but, as a
Tax breaks for married couples should be targeted at parents with children under the age of three, a think tank has declared.
The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), established by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, says a tax break for married couples planned by the
As regular readers of this blog will know, I am a fan of the Huffington Post divorce blog, created by American writer Nora Ephron, with its mordant slogan ‘Marriages come and go, but divorce is forever’.
A new feature on the site polls readers on one of the most emotive elements of divorce –
Only 42 per cent of British people think couples should marry before having children, according to a new survey.
The number of people who think marriage is a prerequisite for having children has dropped sharply in the last 24 years
Mark Christie answers your questions about child contact.
Mark Christie answers child maintenance questions asked by this blog’s readers.
Lord Justice Munby examines how the court should adapt to "the realities of the internet, and in particular social media."
A new study claims that "implacably hostile mothers" represent a relatively small minority of enforcement cases.
Coronation Street star Charlie Condou had two children with a female friend via IVF, Red Magazine reports.
The 40 year-old actor, who is gay, plays Marcus Dent in the long-running soap opera. According to the magazine, he made a pact with a heterosexual female friend called
The Court of Appeal has sent a complex international residence case involving four children to the Family Division for further consideration.
In Re LC, four children with Spanish citizenship had lived with their parents in the UK
A group of family professionals and parents’ groups from 14 countries have called on governments to actively promote the principle of shared parenting.
Delegates at the ‘Two Homes’ event, the first workshop held by the International Platform on Shared Parenting
Divorce is rarely easy but if you are unlucky enough to separate on bad terms, the experience can be one of the most difficult you ever go through. And if there are children involved? You can multiply the potential for heartache, conflict and rage several times over.
England’s most senior family law judge has issued a strongly worded clarification of earlier guidance on the use of prison sentences for contempt of court.
Sir James Munby is President of the Family Division of the High Court. In May he issued
If there is one aspect of family life that changed more than any other in the last half century, it is divorce. The D word has been transformed by decades of social change from scandalous rarity to something almost routine and every day. But while divorce has lost its power to shock, it has
Less than half of Britons expect to marry before having children, new research suggests.
According to the findings, 54 per cent of young people planning to have children do not think they will be married before doing so. Forty one per cent, meanwhile, doubt they or
A bill which would simplify the legal measures surrounding people who die without a valid will has received its first reading in the House of Lords.
The Inheritance and Trustees' Powers Bill will reform existing legal provisions for
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Marilyn Stowe is the senior partner in Stowe Family Law, which has offices in Yorkshire, Cheshire and London. With more than 30 years’ experience handling divorce cases and family law proceedings she is regarded as one of the most formidable and sought after divorce lawyers in the UK. In 2012, Marilyn became one of the first solicitors to qualify as a family law arbitrator.
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