Fame….it’s not all red carpets, tables at the Ivy and air-conditioned limousines you know. Life in the lens of the paparazzi certainly has its perks but there are undeniable downsides too: the ever-present public gaze, invasions of your privacy
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On Sunday morning, after a gruelling spinning session at my local gym, I drove over to see my family at my sister’s house. When I arrived, I was met with a tremendous surprise: my mum was downstairs and she was walking!
On my way into the new Stowe Family Law office in Central London early on Friday morning, I made an hour’s detour through North London to pay a visit to my eldest niece Rebecca and her new baby. It's an open secret that I have adored Rebecca from the day she was born.
On Friday night we went for dinner at my sister’s house. Her daughter Abby recently became engaged to Jonny and she had arranged a dinner to welcome his parents, the future in-laws, who were staying in Harrogate.
When you make a will, you patiently set out your intentions for your hard-earned money and goods. Do you ever stop to think that in the event of your death, your decisions and bequests could be overruled? Recently I have come across situations …
Recently I wrote about the “Black Knights” of divorce: those people who won’t face reality but fight on, relentlessly, long after the case has finished. They are few in number but their behaviour is remarkable. Today I would like to consider …
How many of us take our loved ones for granted? It is easy to forget that in a split second, lives can be transformed forever. Last week I had finished writing my post about John Ruskin, had exercised flat out on my Wattbike and was looking forward …
Tepid welcome for Law Commission’s review of intestacy laws for cohabitants 3 November 2009 Cohabitants who have lived together for more than five years could be given the same rights on death as married couples under plans unveiled by the …
Parents of prospective brides and grooms are coming to see me in increasing numbers, to ask about prenups. My opinions on prenuptial agreements are well known. I don’t like them, do not believe that they are “socially necessary” …
On Saturday night, millions of Jewish people around the world will sit down to a festive dinner called the "Seder", to celebrate the beginning of the eight days of Passover. It is an opportunity for the whole family to gather round the dinner table and retell the biblical story of Moses.
When Heather Mills made a spectacle out of herself on worldwide television recently, I found it difficult to sympathise with her. Quite simply, she was out of control: “on a frolic of her own”, as lawyers are wont to say. She has become …
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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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