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Prenups – worth their weight in gold?

Over recent years, we’ve seen a huge surge of interest in prenuptial agreements that allow couples to decide in advance how they would divide their assets if they separate. English courts already recognise that prenuptial agreements should be enforceable under…

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Advice for a long lasting relationship

When looking for advice on how to maintain a loving and happy relationship, divorce lawyers may not be the obvious choice. However, we probably know better than most how to avoid a breakdown in your relationship. With years of experience…

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Family court chaos on the horizon

The use of family arbitration and mediation is set to become even more important following the Government’s announcement that it intends to close 86 courts across England and Wales. The controversial court closures are part of the Ministry of Justice’s…

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Spousal Abandonment Syndrome

As covered by The Times and The Daily Mail, while the divorce rate is at its lowest level for 40 years there is a growing trend in what the US have dubbed “Spousal Abandonment Syndrome”, where the husband or wife leaves…

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When does conduct count?

Lake Legal acted for the husband in a case where the judge criticised an estranged wife for running up excessive legal and accountancy costs of over £620,000 in a divorce case. In total the couple ran up costs of £980,000 over…

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Double Top Tier

The firm was delighted to hear that it has once again been ranked in the top tier in the two leading legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. This has come after a busy year for the firm, with…

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Lake Legal Expands into Manchester

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office in Manchester.  Situated in the heart of the city’s business district, within walking distance of both Oxford Road Station and Piccadilly Station, Bartle House at Oxford Court provides an…

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Seaside towns are the divorce capitals of the UK 

New research has revealed that seaside towns are the divorce capitals of Britain. The top 10 places in the UK with the highest divorce rates are all beside the sea, with Blackpool topping the list. Specialist family law firm, Lake…

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Social Media Plays a Part in One in Three Divorces

Facebook and other social media sites are now used in a third of divorce cases according to new research from family law firm Lake Legal. Flirty messages and photographs found on Facebook are increasingly being used as proof of inappropriate…

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