Every so often one of the solicitors here at Stowe Family Law LLP will walk into my office with an exasperated expression, seeking my input on how to advise a client who simply won't listen . The client wants to do it their way but the solicitor know their way is wrong. And not just wrong -
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Thirty years as a family lawyer has taught me that divorce can have a transformative effect. Otherwise sensible people can turn into hot-heads, and take actions ranging from the inadvisable to the illegal. When a newspaper asked me recently to share some of the “dirtiest divorce tricks” I have
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This is a slightly expanded version of my latest post for The Times, which appears on The Experts blog today. It has now been more than a year since the landmark Court of Appeal judgment in the case of Imerman v Tchenguiz. The decision, condemned …
As a family lawyer, I feel incredibly privileged to publish this post. I have written before about representing clients who are coping with serious health issues. None of us are machines and it can be very hard to sit, calmly, across the table from …
It is a personal story that, on the face of it, has little to do with family law and family life. However my client asked me if I would post it on my blog, because she thinks what I told her may also help people who are frightened of facing the future.
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.
A partnership is broadly defined as members of a common business venture. I like that description, with its emphasis on “business”. Ideally, the client and the family lawyer work together through the legal process until it reaches its natural …
Yesterday morning my husband was reading the papers over a breakfast cup of coffee. He looked out into the garden. Our two giant Briard dogs were frolicking together, getting completely covered in snow. A little red robin was hopping about on the …
A recent headline in The Daily Mail read: Husband who became a millionaire AFTER divorce not obliged to give ex wife more money, judges rule. This was the Walkden case, heard in the Court of Appeal, which was described by one of the barristers …
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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.
All persons mentioned in the scenarios are fictitious: details have been deliberately changed in order to protect identities and other confidential circumstances of my clients. All advice and information on this blog including posts written by guest authors, is given only as a general guide to the operation of the law on the date of publication. Readers must place no reliance whatsoever on the content of this blog and must always obtain their own legal advice. Marilyn Stowe, Stowe Family Law LLP and guest authors accept no liability whatsoever arising as a result of reliance upon its content.
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