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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
The Times has claimed that Wednesday’s High Court ruling in the case of AI v MT opened the way to the prospect of divorce cases being settled by Sharia and religious courts”.
In AI v MT, Mr Justice Baker made a court order endorsing a complex divorce
Last week Ben Goldsmith exposed his marital breakdown in all its rawness for the world to see, firing insults and accusations at his estranged wife Kate over Twitter. “How about focusing on her devastated children?” he tweeted, after she hired a PR agency to “fix her reputation”.
In my previous post I mentioned that I was interviewed for a feature that appeared in The Times on Saturday. The piece seems to have struck a nerve: the online version is continuing to attract comments, some of which I have shared here.
This weekend I was in distinguished company, interviewed in The Times by Lucy Cavendish about the challenges that face high-earning women if their marriages break down. In the same newspaper the Chief Rabbi, whose column I always enjoy reading, wrote about the importance of “making time”.
This is a slightly expanded version of my latest post for The Times, which appears on The Experts blog today. In 2005, the Government asked the Law Commission to report on possible changes to the law in relation to cohabitation. Two years later, …
With the events of my great weekend at Wembley recorded on this blog, some people have asked me about the non-appearance of my husband. Was he at Wembley too?
Spousal maintenance is the most contentious area in family finance. Ex-husbands bitterly resent paying it and ex-wives fight tooth and nail to keep it. It is a tax-free income that some see as a continuing windfall and others a hard-earned necessity.
Journalist Anna Moore wrote a feature for The Times, “She's alpha at work but she's bullied in the home”, in which she quotes me about my experiences of clients involved in such relationships. The client is a high achiever but is still bullied at home by a dominant spouse.
This week the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) published its annual report and accounts for 2010/11. Earlier this month the Work and Pensions Select Committee published its proposed child maintenance reforms.
The Times reports that radical reform of the selection of judges is needed to break the stranglehold of white Oxbridge males at the top of the judiciary. The report notes that in the past ten years, not a single solicitor has been appointed directly to the High Court.
This is my latest post for The Times, which appears on The Experts blog today. What was really happening on Tuesday? Was Ken Clarke’s sentencing policy truly in tatters? Did his proposals ever stand a chance of implementation? Surely not. So …
This is an expanded version of my latest post for The Times, which appears on The Experts blog today. I was doing some work for the Law Society. I travelled to a small Midlands town, to a high street lawyer’s office next to a greasy spoon cafe. I …
This is an expanded version of my latest post for The Times, which appears on The Experts blog today. Marilyn Stowe As a family lawyer, I am accustomed to representing men and women whose lives have been turned upside down after relationships have …
Marilyn Stowe I chuckled when I read that the Bar Standards Board has given its approval to removing the prohibition on barristers conducting litigation work. If barristers offer litigation services, competing alongside solicitors, I think …
Today The Times has launched its new law blog: The Experts. Legal Editor Frances Gibb describes it as: A blog in which our team of top-name lawyers will give regular comment on the news and developments – from criminal to family, commercial to …
From the Law section of The Times website, 25/03/2010. Liz Taylor was beautiful, iconic… and a great client for divorce lawyers By Marilyn Stowe Somewhat predictably, the obituaries and features about Elizabeth Taylor have focused upon the …
The Times lists its Top Legal Bloggers today, and I am delighted to have been included. What an honour! The roll call is accompanied by an interesting piece about the future of legal blogging. Journalist Pat Long points out that although fewer new …
International Women’s Day, on 8 March, celebrated the political, social and economic achievements of women. I was invited to appear on BBC Radio York on the day, to discuss if women really can “have it all”. Certainly, the stress and pressure …
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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.
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