High Court judge Sir Paul Coleridge has claimed that he decided to step down from the bench because of opposition to his stance on marriage. Sir Paul is the founder and chairman of the Marriage Foundation, which aims to “champion
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What’s in a name? The possible difficulties of the Child Arrangement Order by guest blogger Jennifer Hollyer
The term “Child Arrangements Order” (CAOs) seems to imply that there will be a mixing of what we currently call residence and contact and the wording of such orders is going to be very important. It is not clear whether this label will mean that orders will be more detailed, less
The Children and Families Bill 2013 – the end of residence and contact by guest blogger Jennifer Hollyer
One of the most gut-wrenching aspects of separation and divorce is coming to terms with the idea that arrangements will have to be made with respect to the children and the resulting realisation that this may mean that both parties are unable to spend as much time with them as they once did.
Every so often one of the solicitors here at Stowe Family Law LLP will walk into my office with an exasperated expression, seeking my input on how to advise a client who simply won't listen . The client wants to do it their way but the solicitor know their way is wrong. And not just wrong -
Jane Gray, who heads Stowe Family Law’s Wills and Probate department, replies.
Question: My husband and I are getting divorced. He has moved out. Can I change the locks?
Many of our readers have questions relating to their children following divorce or separation, and no wonder. Its’ a difficult topic and one that provokes emotion like few others.
Here Mark Christie, the head the dedicated Children’s Department here at Stowe Family Law
I was featured in yesterday's edition of The Times, discussing the rise of 'unreasonable behaviour' in 21st Century divorce:
Divorcees are falling out of love with adultery
The number of couples citing adultery as grounds for divorce has halved over the past 40 years, with
It’s been a busy week in the media for me, topped by two fantastic short listings in the Law Society’s Excellence Awards – me Legal Business Woman of the Year and the firm for Excellence in Pro Bono. The reason I’m so thrilled is because the panel of judges is very
I was in my London office bright and early this morning, for an interview down the line with Howard Bentham at Radio Hereford and Worcester, about the perils of step parenting. I kicked off the interview with a quote from my book Divorce And Splitting Up – “Step Parents go where
Stowe Family Law Senior Partner Marilyn Stowe is a featured celebrity expert on a new self-help website aimed at women who have experienced adultery or other unfaithful relationships.
Woman Scorned aims to provide “a one-stop shop if you've been cheated
When we launched Divorce & Splitting Up: Advice from a top divorce lawyer earlier in year, we set out to make my guide to separation available at the lowest possible price, taking advantage of modern ebook publishing technology. It is still available to Amazon Kindle users for just 99p.
Mark Christie answers child maintenance questions asked by this blog’s readers.
Nearly a fifth of parents end the school holidays contemplating divorce or separation, according to new research from Stowe Family Law.
Eighteen per cent of parents began the new school year contemplating major changes to their
This just in from the Stowe Family Law Tumblr – our book, Divorce & Splitting Up: Advice from a top divorce lawyer is proving to be a hit: it has now sold 2,500 copies!
Here Senior Partner Marilyn Stowe explains how she came to write the book
Earlier today, our Head of International Family Law, Frank Arndt, appeared on ITV Daybreak to discuss the dramatic story of Aleksandra Abou-El-Ella.
She is the Slough mother, originally from Poland, who travelled to Egypt in disguise to
Earlier today, I was featured in the Yorkshire Post newspaper. Journalist Catherine Scott came up to our offices in Harrogate and interviewed me for more than an hour and a half last month.
The result is a is a wide-ranging look at my life and career. In the piece I discuss a year
‘When should I settle?’ is a question that many people may ask during the course of a case. Some clients are determined to go to court to have their day and their say, come what may. If the issue of settlement arises, unless it’s on their terms they just won’t consider it and on
Yesterday I made my way to the now familiar central London studios of ITV This Morning for my regular legal clinic. The topic was "dirty divorce tricks".
Thirty years as a family lawyer has taught me that divorce can have a transformative effect. Otherwise sensible people can turn into hot-heads, and take actions ranging from the inadvisable to the illegal. When a newspaper asked me recently to share some of the “dirtiest divorce tricks” I have
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Marilyn Stowe is the senior partner in Stowe Family Law, which has offices in Yorkshire, Cheshire and London. With more than 30 years’ experience handling divorce cases and family law proceedings she is regarded as one of the most formidable and sought after divorce lawyers in the UK. In 2012, Marilyn became one of the first solicitors to qualify as a family law arbitrator.
All persons mentioned in the scenarios are fictitious: details have been deliberately changed in order to protect identities and other confidential circumstances of my clients. All advice and information on this blog including posts written by guest authors, is given only as a general guide to the operation of the law on the date of publication. Readers must place no reliance whatsoever on the content of this blog and must always obtain their own legal advice. Marilyn Stowe, Stowe Family Law LLP and guest authors accept no liability whatsoever arising as a result of reliance upon its content.
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