I cannot thank Sarah and her team enough for the understanding and compassion through a very traumatic time in my life. They were always on hand to help me put things back into perspective.
I have now received my copy of the Cohabitation Agreement. Thank you for representing my interests and for your excellent work.
I just wanted to l take the time to say thank you for your support and services over the last year. Your promptness in replying to my emails really helped make a very difficult time much more bearable and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you.
Mrs Nicola Bowen
Many, many thanks for achieving this, Karen. I never thought the divorce would be settled without going back to court. Thank you for your wise advice and support. I would recommend you without hesitation.
Thank you for all your support and understanding throughout this difficult time in my life.
The Family Law Team provided a very professional and swift service in my matrimonial matter.
Miss N Woodhouse
Sarah, quite simply, thank you for helping me to make everything happen.
Ms Habbick of Cambridge
I found it a very good experience working with you, Karen, and I appreciated your manner in handling the issues that, frankly, I didn’t really want to deal with. You made it all very easy.
Mr Guyer of Cambridge
I have been very happy with the service that you have provided to me in terms of advising and helping me to navigate through the unpleasant process of divorce. I have found your service to be helpful, friendly, straightforward, honest and non-provocative to my ex; I believe this has helped us to reach agreement and settlement as amicably as possible. I believe that you have charged fairly and openly for your time. I would very gladly recommend your services to anybody finding themselves in need.
Many thanks, Karen, I really appreciate your help and support and I'm very pleased with the outcome.
Mr Jones of Kentford
Thank you so much for your help. You were very efficient and easy to talk with. The service provided was excellent and very professional and understanding. Most important was your patience.
I want to thank you so much, Karen, for your incredible efficiency, speed and professionalism. As always with Barr Ellison, I am overwhelmingly impressed.
I am so pleased to have finally reached a marital financial resolution which is entirely due to the patience and efficiency of Silvia. She is so easy to work with and from our first meeting she listened to all my concerns, came up with a plan and gave me support and advice when I felt I was treading water. Her positive attitude is exactly what I needed and huge thanks to her for acting so quickly with all lines of communication along the way. Now we are at the end, I cannot thank her and Barr Ellison enough, and would recommend them to anyone!
Thank you so much Karen for your professionalism, understanding and support. Your efficiency is wonderfully refreshing.
Ms Banks of Witchford
Thank you to the Family Team for your kindness and the outstandingly professional service you offered to me in a very difficult moment.
Dr I of Cambridge
Thank you Karen Anker for your professionalism, your patience, your efficiency and your expertise over the last eight or so months. The thing I appreciated from our first meeting and why I was confident when instructing you was that you'd tell me straight what the situation was and what was realistic within the law and our situation rather than telling me what I might want to hear or sugar-coat it, and that continued right the way through the trickier times of negotiation. I probably cost myself a few hundred pounds more asking all my questions and trying to think through all the possibilities(!), but it was worth it to get something I'm comfortable with and you explained things and guided me through the whole process brilliantly.
Just to say a big thank you for all your help advice and guidance over the past 18 months, you made it all worthwhile.
Pat Cooper of Sawston
I would like to thank you very much for your professionalism and your patience. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending you.
Andy Vines of Cambridge
Thank you for completing the work you have done so swiftly. You have achieved more in a week that my previous solicitor managed in many months.
Mrs Z of Cambridge
Always a pleasure to work with you. I am very appreciative of what you have helped me to achieve under the circumstances.
Karen has helped me through the most difficult years of my life. It has been a long, hard struggle but with her virtuosity, discipline and intelligence she got me through.
I just wanted to reiterate my heartfelt thanks for all that Karen Anker and her lovely team did to resolve my situation. Simply everyone is a pleasure to deal with in your office; from the receptionists, finance and of course, Karen and Anna. Please pass on my grateful thanks to all concerned.
Thank you so much for your email and all your work which you put into my matters. I really appreciate your professionalism and pragmatic approach.
Thanks for your counsel through the process. You have been exceptionally helpful, prompt and providing sound advice at all times.
Thank you, Sarah, and all involved. You’ve been really great through all of this. I can’t imagine any divorce is totally straight forward but when things were a little stressful you and the team got it sorted.
Mr Northrop of Cambridge
Thank you Karen for all the work and time you have put in to get this divorce through.
Mrs S of Over
Family Law Articles
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A guide charting the steps in achieving a financial settlement on divorce.
A guide on how to get a divorce in England and Wales - 5 steps to put you in control.
Couples need to know that a well-drafted nuptial agreement means they can have greater control over their futures.
Our Family Law and Trusts & Estates teams joined forces with Rathbones Cambridge during November to provide a wealth management seminar for our clients and partners.
A recent discussion on Radio 4 disclosed that a number of women said they had divorced without realising that they could claim against their husbands’ pension schemes.
This may be a case very much on its facts, but it shows the court being prepared to exclude a guaranteed inheritance.
What are my rights? This is the question most people caught up in family breakdown ask their solicitor. They are often quite frustrated at the answer!
Although it asks a lot of the clients (and the lawyers), it enables clients to look back and feel proud that they have taken control of the process.
Any wife coming before the court today on a divorce seeking a maintenance order for the rest of her life has a high hurdle to climb.
Resolving financial matters by making an application to the court may not be the best route for every couple facing divorce. For some, alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, collaborative law and arbitration offer [...]
Prenuptial agreements come into play very strongly on second marriages.