I am Karen Weiner, a specialist divorce and family law solicitor
What I do
I specialise in helping my clients protect their assets both at the beginning and at the end of their relationship or marriage and find workable solutions to disputes involving children or grandchildren. I have worked as a family and divorce lawyer for firms in Hertfordshire and Middlesex for over 20 years. I headed the family department at 2 of my previous firms.
How can I help?
I tailor my advice to meet my client's specific needs and goals and negotiate a settlement on their behalf to meet those needs. I will explore the alternatives to litigation, such as mediation and arbitration. However whilst I always try to achieve a negotiated settlement I'm not afraid to advise my client to issue court proceedings if necessary. I provide my clients with the best possible solutions to their particular situation in the most cost effective way.
I also advise clients on the steps they can take to protect their wealth when entering a relationship or marriage, advising on pre nuptial and cohabitation agreements.
Senior Family Solicitor
Karen has practised divorce and family law for over 20 years at firms in London, Middlesex and Hertfordshire. She headed the family department at two of her previous firms.
She is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in private children matters and finances and has built up a wealth of experience in all areas of divorce and family law.
For Karen, being a good family lawyer is not just about having an in depth knowledge of the law. It is about building relationships with her clients and offering exceptional levels of customer service. Getting to know her clients Karen works with them to reduce the emotional and financial difficulties that are often associated with family breakdown. Her advice is clear, pragmatic and informative and whether it is a straight forward divorce or a more complex dispute involving finances, property or children she always tries to ensure the best possible outcome for her clients through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or if necessary through court proceedings. By considering all the available options Karen’s clients are fully informed and therefore have more control of the situation they face, the outcome and the costs. Karen works closely with other professionals such as mediators, financial advisers and counsellors to help guide her clients through both the emotional and legal journey of their divorce or separation.
Karen also helps protect her client’s assets when getting married or buying property with a partner with pre nuptial and cohabitation agreements.
When not working Karen enjoys spending time with her family (including their Cypriot rescue dog) and friends, watching football and travelling to Spain.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT KAREN
As a busy family barrister I receive instructions from a lot of solicitors. When I see Karen's name on the papers I breathe a sigh of relief. I know from experience that the case will have been well prepared, the client will already have had sound advice and every possible effort will have been made to negotiate a fair settlement. I also know that both the client and I will have all the support needed to take the case forward. I can recommend Karen or difficult family cases with confidence.
Karen delivers swiftly, is succinct and accurate with advice and always remains focussed on achieving a practical outcome.