Marilyn Stowe talks: the plight of the cohabitant

July 14, 2016 8 comments

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Yesterday the Office for National Statistics published its latest set of marriage statistics and I doubt many family lawyers were surprised by the key finding: a further rise in the number of people living together. Last year 9.5 per cent of everyone over 16 was doing so, while the number of married people had fallen…

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Domicile and expat divorce

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July 13, 2016 3 comments

Divorce & Splitting Up

In this new extract from her book ‘Divorce & Splitting Up: Advice from a Top Divorce Lawyer’, Marilyn explains the concept of domicile and how it relates to divorce amongst expatriates. Domicile is a peculiar concept and found only in England. You are born with a “domicile of origin”, which you inherit from your father….

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Marilyn Stowe talks: do you need a good lawyer?

July 6, 2016 3 comments

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The video which accompanies this post came about for a number of different reasons, but my reaction to them all gave me food for thought and helped crystallise in my mind what I wanted to say today. First of all, there was a three part series on BBC2 Mr v Mrs: Call the Mediator, which…

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Marilyn Stowe Blog receives worldwide recognition

July 4, 2016 1 comment

Marilyn Stowe, family law

The Marilyn Stowe Family Law and Divorce Blog has been running for nearly ten years and in that time we have gone out of our way to provide quality advice, legal information, useful videos and ‘how to’ guides along with the latest family law news, which we recently started shooting videos on. This has not gone unnoticed…

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Marilyn Stowe on divorce and family law

June 29, 2016 2 comments

Stowe Family Law, St Albans, Marilyn Stowe

This morning, Marilyn Stowe appeared on Radio Verulam in St Albans, where Stowe Family Law has one of its offices. She was asked a series of questions on a range of family law topics from the station’s listeners. The first of which came from a woman whose husband was having an affair, although she couldn’t…

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Marilyn Stowe talks: how Brexit is like a divorce

June 28, 2016 19 comments

Marilyn Stowe, family law

Last week’s European Union referendum result cannot have escaped your attention.  With the Leave campaign, or Brexit, victorious the question became: what happens next? In their attempts to offer an answer, a lot of media outlets likened the result and subsequent fallout to the beginning of a divorce. So have prominent politicians. EU Commission President…

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Marilyn Stowe talks: call the family mediator?

June 22, 2016 2 comments

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Last night, the first in a three-part documentary series was shown on BBC2. Equal parts frustrating and intriguing,  Mr v Mrs: Call the Mediator offered a behind-the-scenes look at professional mediators struggling to steer different divorcing couples through this much discussed alternative to the family court. In this video I give my own reactions and…

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