Is the idea of ‘Divorce Day’ offensive?

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January 10, 2018 2 comments

Divorce Day

This year I had been intending to rise above the whole ‘Divorce Day’ debate, leaving it to others to argue over whether it is actually a ‘thing’ and, if so, its significance. However, there is a point about Divorce Day that I think no one else has mentioned, and that I feel should be made….

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Lonely this Christmas?

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December 24, 2017 0 comments

family life

As a nation we’ve fallen steadily more in love with Christmas since the first half of the 19th Century. The festival itself is much older than that of course, but It was then that much of the familiar iconography of Christmas as we know it today began to take shape. Victoria’s husband Prince Albert popularised…

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Christmas family conflict

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December 15, 2017 1 comment

family life

As a legal practitioner here at Stowe Family Law LLP, specialising particularly in private cases involving children, I am always conscious at this time of the year that the Christmas period can be very difficult for some families: particularly if they are separated and the parents can’t agree on arrangements for their children over the…

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Christmas is still peak proposal season

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December 27, 2016 2 comments

marriage

We are now in peak proposal season, with Christmas Eve continuing to be the most popular day of the year for men to propose and New Year’s Eve not far behind.  Ironically, studies show that women prefer not to receive a proposal at Christmas  – it is also at peak ‘multi-tasking’ season after all –…

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How parents can handle Christmas contact

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December 26, 2016 1 comment

family law

Child contact over Christmas is a major issue facing divorced or separated families. On Christmas Eve, solicitor Charlotte Newman examined this emotional topic from the perspective of the children. In the second of a two-art series, solicitor Amy Foweather now explores the issue from the parents’ point of view. Christmas can be a particularly tense…

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Refuge for a day from a media in meltdown

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December 25, 2016 6 comments

father's rights

On Christmas Day may we all be protected, if only for a short while, from a media in meltdown. Up here in the real world, far removed from all those terribly important and influential political reporters, inhabitants of Luvvie London,  Christmas is finally here and hurray for that. No doubt most of us will be welcoming…

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Wedding dates affected by superstition and money

December 5, 2016 1 comment

family law

Superstition and financial concerns could determine when a couple chooses to get married. The number of weddings which take place on a Saturday has fallen over the last decade, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). More than two thirds – 68 per cent – of all weddings in England and Wales…

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