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August 29, 2008
The number of couples getting divorced has dropped to the lowest rate for 26 years as the credit crunch begins to bite, official figures showed today. Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures for 2007 showed divorces in England and Wales fell for a third consecutive year, down from 12.2 divorces per 1,000 married men in 2006 to 11.9. Experts say falling house prices put pressure on couples to ...
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August 28, 2008
  Money worries have caused a surge in couples looking to divorce. But many have discovered that, unable to sell their house, they are forced to remain living under the same roof. Kate Hilpern asks some of them how they cope     Separated but living together (SBLT) may not have the same ring to it as GSoH, but anyone scouring the lonely hearts columns may as well get used to the ...
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July 9, 2008
Separating couples are being forced to continue living together due to housing and mortgage problems caused by the credit crunch, a divorce lawyer has said. Marilyn Stowe, of the Yorkshire and Cheshire-based Stowe Family Law firm, said increasing numbers of couples in the process of divorce were unable to sell their matrimonial homes because of the slow-down in the property market. And in many cas...
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Separating couples are being forced to continue living together due to housing and mortgage problems caused by the credit crunch, divorce lawyers said yesterday. Alan Susskind, partner in charge of the family team at Ross Harper solicitors in Glasgow, said that increasing numbers of couples in the process of divorce were unable to sell their matrimonial homes because of the slow-down in the prope...
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June 29, 2008
Last year, Madonna, Guy Ritchie and her three children celebrated her 49th birthday at their home in Wiltshire. An equestrian troop in medieval-style armour fought with lances on the lawn as the happy family looked on. Ten months later, the jousting has acquired a serious nature - after months of speculation, reports suggest the couple, married for 7 1/2 years, are on the brink of divorce. Madonna...
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June 3, 2008
IT is one of the perils of Marilyn Stowe's job that she has awkward encounters with people she has, in the strictly legal sense, taken to the cleaners. For instance, there was the day she was about to undergo an operation, met the anaesthetist and realised to her horror that she had just represented his wife in their divorce. "I said `Hello, am I going to recover from this operation?'," she reca...
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June 2, 2008
DIVORCE lawyer Marilyn Stowe has presented Irish jockey Eddie Ahern with a trophy at York Races after he romped to victory on Samuel in the Grand Cup, sponsored by Stowe Family Law LLP. The presentation marks a hat trick for the firm's support of York Races, with previous winners of the sponsored races including Frankie Dettori on Echo of Light. It also comes as the practice is celebrating ex...
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May 19, 2008
TOP divorce lawyer Marilyn Stowe, whose Harrogate law practice, Graham Stowe Bateson Family Law LLP last year celebrated its 25th birthday, is continuing her support of York Races this summer. Mrs Stowe, nicknamed The Barracuda, is famous for unearthing the undisclosed medical evidence that eventually freed solicitor Sally Clark from a life sentence after being convicted for murdering her two baby...
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March 18, 2008
Millions of spectators round the world have been following the divorce battle between the McCartneys. Even compared to other high profile divorce cases, this one has grabbed media attention like no other, at least since the divorce of the Prince and Princess of Wales. It was vicious. It was played out for all it was worth. On the one side: the abhorred but greatly distressed wife, who acts and ...
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February 16, 2008
ELIZABETH JACKSON: The former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney, and his estranged wife spent last week in Britain's High Court trying to reach a divorce settlement. It's been a bitter battle and one that's been played out in fine detail in the British media.There's a lot at stake, including Sir Paul's personal fortune estimated at $1.7-billion. Stephanie Kennedy reports from London. STEPHANIE KEN...
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