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February 13, 2008
The validity of pre-nuptial agreements was given a boost yesterday after a wife dropped out of a divorce case expected to be a defining moment for the contracts. Stuart Crossley was set to argue yesterday at the High Court in London that the wife he dubbed a "career divorcee" should be bound by the terms of a contract they signed prior to their marriage in 2006. They had taken legal advice ...
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February 12, 2008
    The divorce lawyer North Yorkshire family lawyer Marilyn Stowe specialises in divorce. She has been happily-married to Grahame for 26 years and has one son, Ben "A sense of humour is really important in a relationship. If somebody can still make you laugh, that really helps. A show of affection is also very important. "Sexual attraction fades and gets replaced by deeper feelings an...
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January 9, 2008
  The offices are expected to open in early spring, and to accommodate the growing number of clients who already make the journey from the North West to instruct the firm in Harrogate. The situation of the offices means that clients who live elsewhere in the UK and abroad will now have the choice of flying into Manchester and being seen at the Cheshire offices, which are situated 5 minutes ...
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December 27, 2007
Governors at one of Exeter's oldest independent schools have appointed a new headmistress.Bee Hughes will take over the running of The Maynard School from January 2009 after current headteacher Daphne West leaves because of ill health.Dr West suffered serious injuries in the Ufton Nervet train crash three years ago which killed Maynard schoolgirl Emily Webster.Ms Hughes, originally from Cheshire, ...
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November 21, 2007
Could this be the end of fatherhood as we know it? MONDAY's House of Lords debate on whether lesbian couples who undergo IVF treatment have the right to exclude the father's name on the child's birth certificate, has sparked a raft of media debate. Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor has joined senior politicians, religious leaders and social commentators in denouncing the move as "another n...
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November 10, 2007
Senior Partner Marilyn Stowe was featured in the Daily Mail today as she commented on the rise in divorces among couples over 50, known as 'saga divorce'. The latest data from the Office of National Statistics reveal that the national divorce rate has declined to its lowest in nearly 30 years. Meanwhile, the divorce rate among couples over 50 has gone the opposite way and increased by over 6,000 ...
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October 16, 2007
SOLICITORS were yesterday accused of "keeping quiet" about cheaper alternatives to costly courtroom divorce showdowns. The influential Commons Public Accounts Committee urged the Legal Services Commission to ensure more family breakdowns were dealt with via mediation. Its call came after the National Audit Office found that a third of people seeking divorce or separation were not advised of the...
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October 3, 2007
Divorce lawyer Marilyn Stowe looks at ways to protect yourself if moving abroad becomes a prelude to moving apart. Around 170,000 couples each year get divorced "across borders" in the EU, and increasingly complex legislation is giving birth to a new breed of expats shopping around Europe for the best way to split. Husbands, who usually stand to lose most from UK divorce law, as it can entitle the...
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AS ONE of the UK's top divorce lawyers, Marilyn Stowe has been dubbed The Barracuda. Her ferocious tenacity was one reason why she was able to unearth the undisclosed medical evidence that eventually freed solicitor Sally Clark from a life sentence after being convicted of murdering her two babies. But Mrs Stowe has also been described as "one big girlish smile and barrel-loads of Northern charm...
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September 14, 2007
A relationship breakdown can be a devastating blow. You may have seen it coming or it may come as a complete shock but, either way, your ability to function as a person is affected, through anger or jealousy; panic or uncertainty about what the future holds or simply an inability to let go of the past. The complex mix of emotions is one of the most difficult and important issues for a lawyer to a...
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