Looking back and moving forward

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January 2, 2018 0 comments

family law

As the old saying goes, time flies. It’s been quite a year at Stowe Family Law and time really has flown by in an exciting and challenging blur. It’s hard to believe that it was only February that we received the investment from Livingbridge to support our future growth plans and at the same time…

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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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Living together? How to protect your rights by Claire Ward

November 28, 2017 1 comment

family law

There are now 3.3 million cohabiting couples in the UK – that’s one family in five, making this the fastest growing family type. Whilst there may be many reasons couples choose not to marry, most don’t realise they can be leaving themselves in a precarious situation. Many people in such a situation should consider protecting…

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Adoption support fund reaches 22,000 children

August 8, 2017 6 comments

fostering and adoption

Government funding designed to help adopted children from difficult backgrounds settle in their new homes and lives has now been reached 22,000 youngsters and 18,000 families. Originally established in 2015, the Adoption Support Fund is intended to help families on limited budgets pay for any necessary therapy, counselling and parental support following the adoption of…

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Charlie Gard, adoption advice and more

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July 14, 2017 1 comment

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A WEEK IN FAMILY LAW Statistics for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), for the year from April 2016 to March 2017 have been published by NHS Digital. FGM has been illegal in the United Kingdom since 1985 and the law was strengthened in 2003 to prevent girls travelling from the UK and undergoing FGM abroad. The…

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Will and probate regulations ‘need modernisation’

July 13, 2017 1 comment

wills and probate

Wills and probate law is out of date and needs to be modernised the Law Commission has claimed. The Commission is an independent body tasked with reviewing legislation and recommending reform where necessary. Its review of wills legislation has now reached public consultation stage. Modern wills law dates back to the Victorian era, the Commission…

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Adopt a child and change a life!

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July 10, 2017 1 comment

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Stowe Family Law has launched a new adoption services department. Here Senior Solicitor Amy Foweather outlines the different stages of adopting a child – and changing a life. Adopting a child is one of the biggest and most life-changing decisions that anyone can make. But, as many of our clients will confirm, making that decision…

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Divorce rate continues to drop

June 21, 2017 4 comments

family law

The number of divorces in England and Wales has fallen again. There were 101,055 divorces in 2015, a decrease of more than nine per cent from the previous year’s total, according to newly published figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The number is also 34 per cent lower than the most recent peak…

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