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December 24, 2008
Festive fallouts are as much a part of Christmas as turkey and tinsel, so we're led to believe, making it a busy time of year for divorce lawyers. But is this really the case, asks Chris Bowlby. If you feel in danger of becoming too misty eyed over all those Christmas messages of peace and goodwill, you can always revive more Scrooge-like feelings with a dose of seasonal statistics put out by the...
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December 5, 2008
THE prospect of a credit crunch family Christmas is just too horrific to contemplate for some Cheshire set wives, it would appear. According to top divorce lawyer Marilyn `The Barracuda' Stowe, there has been a pre-festive influx of new clients looking to call an end to their nuptials even before the partying begins. Marilyn, of Hale-based Stowe Family Law, has represented many high-profile and ...
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October 21, 2008
It's a Guy thing The latest celebrity divorce to hit the headlines is between Madonna and Guy Ritchie - and it's an unusual one as the wife has most of the assets. We discuss the split with specialist divorce lawyers Marilyn Stowe from Stowe Family Law and David Lister from Mishcon De Reya. Marilyn Stowe says big celebrity cases like this one can give the public an impression that divorce is alwa...
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August 30, 2008
I've seen a significant rise in the number of people getting divorced in their fifties and sixties. There are a number of reasons, one of which is that as a generation, they've got wealthier, healthier and have higher life expectancies. The fallout from this is utter boredom and feeling trapped. A lot of people I meet have retired too soon, and have become bored. Because they are affluent, they ca...
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Divorce rates in England and Wales are at their lowest for 26 years, official figures showed yesterday. Office for National Statistics research found the number of people getting divorced had fallen for the third year running, down from 12.2 divorces per 1,000 married men and women in 2006 to 11.9 in 2007.   While the figure is the lowest since 1981, the number of twice-married men and wom...
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Divorce is at its lowest level for 26 years. There were 11.9 divorces last year for every 1,000 men and women, down from 12.2 in 2006. Fewer youngsters are giving up on marriage after just a short time together, figures showed yesterday. But more divorcees are getting divorced again. And the number of over-60s finally deciding they've had enough is rising. Marilyn Stowe, divorce lawyer for ...
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The number of couples getting a divorce has dropped to the lowest rate for 26 years, official figures show. Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures for 2007 showed divorces in England and Wales fell for a third consecutive year, down from 12.2 per 1,000 married men in 2006 to 11.9. However, more people aged 60 and over and couples in their mid to late 40s split up, the figures showed. Mari...
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August 29, 2008
The number of couples getting divorced is the lowest for 26 years as couples put off getting married until they are older and wiser. Data for 2007 from the Office for National Statistics showed that 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. The divorce rate peaked at 14 per 1,000 in 1993. Experts say that it coul...
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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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