When a spouse’s wealth has been inherited rather than earned, it cannot be regarded in any sense as truly “matrimonial”. So if the couple divorces, to what extent should one party share in the assets of the other?
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It was with some personal discomfort that I read the quotation from a recent article of mine in Family Law, as cited by Lord Justice Wilson in the appeal before the Court of Appeal of Jones v Jones.
This post won Family Lore’s Post of the Month Award for July 2010. Yesterday the Court of Appeal made a landmark ruling that has been described as a “cheat’s charter”. You can read the details here. I must warn you in advance that this …
The client, the London office and Staffordshire University's Annual Family Law School Seminar: what a week!
On Tuesday last week in the Stowe Family Law Cheshire office, I was able to deliver the outcome that a client had wanted for many months. Hard-fought cases are, by their nature, hard-won. Not every longed-for outcome can be handed over on a plate, …
The recent case of Vaughan v Vaughan, which involved an elderly divorced couple and made the news while I was away on holiday last week, has led me to wonder. How should a husband divvy up the spoils of a lifetime between his former wife and his …
Last summer I visited Porto Ercole in Tuscany, Italy. There, I reflected on some recent family law cases – and the lack of change in human nature since the time of Caravaggio, who died on the rocky beach I was visiting and is buried …
“Our society in England and Wales now urgently demands a second attempt by Parliament, better than in the ill-fated Part II of the Act of 1996, to reform the five ancient bases of divorce; meanwhile, in default, the courts have set the …
As noted in my previous post about Hildebrand Documents, the recent ruling of the Court of Appeal in the Marco Pierre White case alarmed me. I would like to look at the judgment in detail. I must warn you in advance: this is a lengthy post. However …
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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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