Supreme Court allows divorce settlement appeals

October 14, 2015 3 comments

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The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in favour of two women who had applied to set aside their divorce settlements. Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil had both alleged that their husbands had been dishonest about finances during their divorces. They argued that they received an unfair financial settlement than they deserved as a result. At…

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The dynamics of domestic violence

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October 13, 2015 2 comments

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Domestic violence is one of the most emotive topics in family law, and unsurprisingly so. Our homes and closest relationships are refuges from the world, places of rest and safety. If these are escapes are shattered by intimidation or violence, whether verbal or physical, the damage can be deep. Over recent years, our understanding of…

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The Times takes on the pain of divorce

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October 5, 2015 1 comment

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Last week I received a call from the journalist Flic Everett, who was hard at work on an article for The Times on that hardy perennial amongst family law topics: the pain of divorce. The feature is centred around Flic’s personal experiences of separation. Under the headline ‘Never underestimate the pain of divorce. I’ve done…

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Divorce and Splitting Up book sells 8,000 copies

September 28, 2015 1 comment

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Marilyn Stowe’s expert guide to the legal and emotional minefields of divorce and separation has now sold 8,293 copies. Divorce & Splitting Up: Advice from a Top Divorce Lawyer was written to provide everyday readers with clear, straightforward advice about how to approach a notoriously difficult set of circumstances. It offers essential information on the…

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Learn to manage your emotions during divorce

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July 24, 2015 1 comment

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The second edition of Marilyn Stowe’s guide to the legal and emotional aspects of divorce and separation was published at the very end of last year. Divorce & Splitting Up: Advice from a Top Divorce Lawyer offers an accessible but detailed guide to the end of relationships, in all their messy complexity. In this extract, Marilyn…

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Holiday heartache discussed on This Morning

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July 16, 2015 0 comments

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Earlier today I returned to the ITV This Morning for a reunion with hosts Philip Schofield and Amanda Holden. It hadn’t been long since my last appearance, when I was invited to discuss parenting disputes and then runaway Mum Rebecca Minnock. This time the topic was very different: the onset of the school holidays and…

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