Is divorce a sign of failure?

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December 5, 2017 2 comments

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In this post I’m going to step into waters that I don’t usually traverse. I know that some family lawyers regularly discuss the ‘non-legal’ aspects of divorce: the practical, emotional and psychological impact it has on those going through it. Marilyn Stowe was particularly good at it – her book Divorce & Splitting Up, for…

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Discrimination, two new statutes and more

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February 24, 2017 0 comments

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A week in family law A couple who had their one-week old child removed from them by the local authority while still in the hospital maternity ward had their human rights breached, the Family Court has held. The local authority, Kirklees Council, received a referral from the maternity ward which raised concerns about the parents’…

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DWP figures, pensions and more

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February 10, 2017 2 comments

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A week in family law A husband who complained that the court failed to have sufficient regard to his ex-wife’s delay in applying for a financial remedies order has had his appeal against the order dismissed. In the case Briers v Briers the parties were divorced in 2005, but the wife did not issue her…

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Supreme Court backs claimant in pensions struggle

February 8, 2017 2 comments

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A woman whose partner died suddenly the day after their engagement has won the right to a survivor’s pension at the Supreme Court. Denise Brewster lived with her partner Larry McMullan in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, for ten years. He worked for Translink, the key public transport agency in the province. The couple finally became engaged…

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Divorce & Splitting Up: 10,000 copies sold!

January 30, 2017 0 comments

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Marilyn Stowe’s guide to the legalities of ending a relationship has now sold more than 10,000 copies. Divorce & Splitting Up; Advice from a Top Divorce Lawyer was written by Senior Partner Marilyn Stowe to provide an accessible guide to the complexities that surround the end of a marriage or partnership. To celebrate this milestone,…

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2016: a year on the blog

January 1, 2017 1 comment

The Marilyn Stowe Family Law and Divorce Blog has come a long way since the very first post in late 2007. The number of contributors has gone up as more members of Stowe Family Law’s very talented team have added their expert knowledge and the range of subjects covered has similarly expanded. But the one…

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Marriages, civil partnerships and a family wedding

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August 25, 2016 3 comments

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An interesting article in The Spectator  about the latest trend in marriage caught my eye this morning. It’s quite a prescient subject for me, coming as it does in the week my son finally took the plunge and married his fiancée and partner of some five years. The run-up to their weddings (yes, in the plural) has been filled with long months of planning. First off the civil ceremony, here in Harrogate, North…

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