Marriage vs cohabitation in the Telegraph

May 2, 2014 12 comments

wedding rings

There’s been a lot of discussion about introducing cohabitation rights for unmarried couples this week. Now it appears as though some people are wondering whether marriage is worth the bother. One such person is Telegraph journalist Radhika Sanghani, who wondered in a very interesting article if there is really any point to marriage. Something I…

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Talking ‘no-fault’ divorce and the judiciary

April 30, 2014 3 comments

papers, Stowe coverage

I’ve been doing the media rounds again. After Sir James Munby caused quite a stir yesterday, I have spoken to a number of national media outlets. In a speech he gave at the Royal Courts of Justice, the President of the Family Division made a number of comments regarding possible changes to family law in…

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Marilyn Stowe on big money divorce & English courts

March 20, 2014 1 comment

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Stowe Family Law Senior Partner Marilyn Stowe is quoted in today’s Independent discussing the multimillion Chai v Peng divorce. Pauline Chai, a former Malaysian beauty queen, is currently battling her estranged husband Khoo Kay Peng through the courts for a share of his fortune. Her legal costs have now hit £920,000, the paper reports, prompting…

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The ideal of marriage and the Yorkshire Post

March 14, 2014 6 comments

Couple talking

Stowe Family Law Senior Partner Marilyn Stowe appears in today’s edition of the Yorkshire Post, in a half-page special feature. She discusses changing social attitudes to marriage and the practical differences between cohabitation and wedded bliss… NOT so long ago, marriage was taken for granted and living together was something to be frowned upon. I…

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The Queen of bloggers and the Leeds Law Society

March 7, 2014 3 comments

Marilyn Stowe

I was recently profiled by the Leeds Law Society, a prestigious legal association based in my home city. The Leeds Law Society was founded as long ago 1805 for “the protection and advancement of the character, status and interests of attorneys and solicitors practising within four miles of the Borough of Leeds”. A lot has changed in…

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Prenuptial Agreements on BBC Radio 4 You & Yours

February 21, 2014 3 comments

BBC Radio 4

Earlier today I appeared on the popular Radio 4 magazine programme Your and Yours, to discuss the sometimes controversial topic of prenuptial agreements. Popularly associated with Hollywood stars and the very wealthy, in such agreements couples with assets set down in black and white just who will get what in the event of a divorce…

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Mixed messages (from Solicitors Journal)

February 20, 2014 10 comments

family courts

From my latest Solicitors Journal column “Family Business”, 13/2/2014 The search for answers continues in the family court system, says Marilyn Stowe The family court system is being overhauled, particularly in the area of public law. It is being streamlined and modernised. There is no choice but to buckle down, grit teeth and deliver the cheapest system possible….

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