Is divorce a sign of failure?

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December 5, 2017 2 comments

divorce

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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Stowe Family Law explains prenups to huge US audience

December 1, 2017 0 comments

marriage

Stowe Family Law Senior Partner Julian Hawkhead has been quoted in popular US magazine US Weekly, discussing the possibility that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might sign a prenuptial agreement before their forthcoming wedding. US Weekly is a celebrity and entertainment-focused publication with a circulation comfortably exceeding two million. Writing for the many fans of…

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Edward VIII’s will ‘can be opened’ says President

November 17, 2017 0 comments

wills and probate

The envelope containing the will of late monarch Edward VIII can be unsealed, Family Division President Sir James Munby has ruled. Edward VIII was King of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth for less than a year before famously abdicating in December 1936. His desire to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson was considered unacceptable according…

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Bid to unseal royal will is ‘complete nonsense’

April 19, 2017 1 comment

family law

Sir James Munby has dismissed another attempt to unseal the will of the late Princess Margaret as “complete nonsense”. The President of the Family Division has previously rejected a similar bid from the same woman. Sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice, Sir James noted that the latest one included “a closely-spaced one page statement”…

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Bid to unseal Princess Margaret’s will fails

March 16, 2017 4 comments

family law

President of the Family Division Sir James Munby has rejected a bid to unseal the late Princess Margaret’s will. The younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret died of a stroke in February 2002 at the age of 71. Her will was sealed in June of that year and its contents are not publicly…

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Queen celebrates sapphire wedding anniversary

November 20, 2012 0 comments

Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh celebrate their 65th or sapphire wedding anniversary today. The Queen is reportedly the first British monarch ever to celebrate a sapphire anniversary. Her Majesty, 86, and Prince Philip, 91, will be spending the day at Buckingham Palace after attending last night’s Royal Variety Performance at the…

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