The Matrimonial Pot - a Loan or a Gift? A common question that often arises when dealing with financial aspects of a divorce is whether money and/or assets given to a married couple (individually or together) by a third party prior to, at the outset or...
Here are a selection of testimonials from previous work.
"In short, I could not have wished for a better experience - despite numerous setbacks, Kristina remained calm and sympathetic, and patiently explained issues to me time and time again. She was also clearly looking out for my interests, not just in terms of the divorce but wider than that in terms of increased cost or frustration to me. For a young woman, Kristina seems exceptionally measured and skilled in her professional practice." Mrs K.M of North London
"Thank you - Kristina you were so helpful clear and fabulous - All round satisfied!" Mrs J.R of London
"Martha managed my expectations from the start to the end very well even if it was hard for me to accept it. I am grateful to her for the advice, support and care she provided to me during this stressful process, I consider myself luck that she handled my case." Ms A.M of London
"Martha Koumbas (my solicitor) was clear, concise, efficient and professional in all her dealings. She clearly knew the area of family law well and her expertise was invaluable in helping me through a very difficult 15 months. I believe she did her utmost to further my case and achieve the best outcome possible. She was always approachable and helpful". Mr C W of Sussex
"Marion......thank you for the efficient and compassionate way in which you have dealt with (my daughter's) divorce. She was impressed with the way in which you dealt with a very experienced barrister and how you negotiated such a good deal ..... your firm is lucky to have you" Mr D I London
"The help I received from Martha with my situation was very much appreciated. She was knowledgeable, honest, gave good advice, regularly updated me and I am very happy with the outcome. I would highly recommend Chapman Pieri solicitors. Thank you!"
"Dear Marion........I can't thank you enough. Never have I come across such an efficient and meticulous solicitor as your good self. I thank you with all my heart.......rest assured if I ever need to take this matter further, it is your services I will call upon" Ms DL
"Christina has provided me with an excellent and efficient service, whilst at the same time offering me the support and understanding that I needed". Mrs S.C of Enfield
"I managed to get through the other end of my situation, due to the sincere, professional and consistent reassurance of the wonderful Christina Pieri. Her prompt communication and intelligent understanding, always left a comfort and that the best was being done from start to finish and that I was her priority. The strength of service was consistent throughout and the variety of questions answered and communicated in a friendly and helpful manner, with clear and reassuring instructions. Excellent in every way! Her partner Karen and the whole team were equally amazing, welcoming, friendly, consistently helpful and very caring. I have and will always recommend, this excellent team who give a 5* service! Truly Amazing And Unique!!" Mrs D of Cockfosters
"Karen represented me when I had a particularly messy relationship breakdown with my previous partner. Not only is Karen highly competent in her work, her kind and understanding personality made a very difficult situation bearable for me and I have no doubt that if I didn’t have Karen’s support throughout this time I would not have been so successful with my case. In light of this I would have no hesitation in offering my personal recommendation of Karen to anyone who needs legal assistance with a family or personal matter." Mr W.R of Hertford
"It has been very reassuring to have your skills on board, I am sincerely grateful for your hard work and dedication." Mrs V.M of Waltham Cross
"Thank you Marion for all your help. You have been brilliant and I couldn't have got through all this without all your help." Mrs D.G. of North London
"As you deal with Christina, two things stand out; her warm and friendly manner and the seriousness with which she takes her work. She is a true professional and I quickly learned to trust her experience and advice which gave me the confidence to make the right choices for the best possible outcome. Christina always fought my corner and genuinely worked towards making the legal aspects of my divorce go as smoothly and quickly as possible. It was a pleasure to work with her and I happily recommend her personable, yet practical approach during such a difficult time." Mr G.M of Tottenham
"Many thanks for the way in which you handled my case, from start to finish you were exceptionally helpful and thorough, I would certainly recommend you." Mr S.P of London
"I am eternally grateful to Karen for her help and support throughout my divorce, she was always there at the end of the phone to provide support, guidance and a voice of reason during an extremely difficult time. My case was handled with sensitivity and professionalism. Thank you." Mrs V.P of Enfield
"My case was not straightforward due to the existence of foreign property, Christina quickly got to grips with the issues and skilfully negotiated with my wife’s solicitors to achieve the best possible settlement I could have wished for, within the timescale I specified, often having to work outside office hours to do so. Christina’s commitment and client care was second to none, she always consulted with me and kept me appraised of developments and progress throughout." Mr C.M of Edmonton
"Chapman Pieri Solicitors helped me through my divorce and then again with an extremely distressing case involving relocating my daughter. I always felt that they had my best interests at heart. They genuinely cared about me as a person and the impact everything had on me both emotionally and financially. They sought the best possible outcome for me whilst all the time keeping my expectations realistic and measured. Christina Pieri and her team went above and beyond. I would highly recommend this firm and can guarantee you won't find better." Jess Chu
"In the last week Chapman Pieri were recommended to me by my financial advisor and, right from the outset, both Christina Pieri and the firm's Consultant Solicitor Mena Ruparel proved themselves to be master practitioners of the law. In my opinion their knowledge is second to none, but just as importantly they showed approachability and warmth in equal and abundant measure. Courts can be rather traumatic and unpredictable places, but between them these two wonderful ladies helped to ameliorate the distress and inevitable anxiety. Needless to say they achieved the best of all possible outcomes. I cannot thank Christina and her team enough and I am sincerely grateful and feel truly blessed to have had such an excellent law firm representing me. I would have no hesitation in recommending Christina and the excellent team of Chapman Pieri." Sarah C
"I wanted to thank Karen for her handling of my case throughout. I received an excellent and friendly service and her attention to detail was second to none. I would not hesitate to recommend her." Mrs S.C of Enfield
"Christina has provided me with an excellent and efficient service, whilst at the same time offering me the support and understanding that I needed. She helped me achieve an excellent result, which saved me unnecessary legal costs. Christina has a quiet confidence and calm presence and I can’t thank her enough. I would without hesitation highly recommend her for specialist family law advice."
"Chapman Pieri are an excellent law firm."
"Chapman Pieri were recommended to me by my financial advisor and, right from the outset, both Christina Pieri and the firm's Consultant Solicitor Mena Ruparel proved themselves to be master paracitioners of the law. In my opinion their knowledge is second to none, but just as importantly they showed approachability and warmth in equal and abundant measure. Courts can be rather traumatic and unpredictable places, but between them these two wonderful ladies helped to ameliorate the distress and inevitable anxiety. Needless to say they achieved the best of all possible outcomes."
"I cannot thank Christina and her team enough. I am sincerely grateful and feel truly blessed to have had such an excellent law firm representing me. I would have no hesitation in recommending Christina and the excellent team of Chapman Pieri."
"Impeccable service and fantastic result from Karen chapman and her team."
"Karen represented me though a divorce and a long and far from straightforward financial settlement. Her knowledge and professionalism made me feel comfortable from the very start. Throughout my case, Karen was kind, hardworking and supportive and I was continually kept appraised of progress. Karen, Martha and the team were always available to provide guidance and assistance during what was a very stressful and demanding time."
"In the end, I achieved the best possible settlement and Karen kept costs to a minimum, for which I am extremely grateful. I would not hesitate in recommending Karen to anyone who needs legal assistance in this area."
"I highly recommend them and I wouldn't hesitate to use again."
"From start to finish I can not thank Martha Koumbas from Cap man Piero enough for all there help and advice. The solicitor that dealt with me was informative and professional at every level. Any time I needed questions answered she did so in a timely manner."
"Absolutely Outstanding service from Chapman Pieri Solicitors, from the minute I walked in I felt at ease, my case was handled so efficiently and everything was done in the most professional manner. I was always updated on my case and my divorce was granted extremely quickly and I put that entirely down to Martha! I definately wouldn't hesitate to recommend Chapman Pieri Solicitors, and I cannot thank you enough for your help!"
"Chapman Pieri Solicitors = Outstanding Service."
"When Christina took my case, I rapidly became assured that I was in good hands and I found her advice to be clear, calm and sound. Christina has been a huge support through something that has been emotionally very tiring. I would certainly use their services again if need be and highly recommend to others. I would like to thank Christina for the professional and compassionate way that she looked after me."
"Competent, proficient legal service with human touch."
"I would like to thank enormously the remarkable Christina Pieri for her professional help and support during a problematic divorce and a tough children arrangements battle. She provided competent legal guidance and skillfull advice during this hard time, being consistently very compassionate and sympathetic . She recommended a winning strategy to follow and encouraged me to keep it up with when the battle became the hardest. She was pivotal in finding the appropriate barrister for my court case, and its efficient preparation, which led to a tremendous successful result. I can highly recommend her and her team at Chapman Pieri."
"Support through a difficult time."
"I would like to thank Christina Pieri and her team for their support during my divorce proceedings. They handled my case very professionally and were extremely caring during a very torrid time. They added a much needed "human touch" which can sometimes be lost when going down the legal route. I highly recommend this law practice."
"I needed some legal documents for my forthcoming wedding signed as a emergency and Karen came to my rescue!
She is efficient, polite and was so helpful I cannot recommend or thank her enough for making my cause a priority on her list!
Anyone looking for a great service from a great team of solicitors then I highly recommend Chapman Pieri.
"I found Christina to be very legally competent, compassionate and committed to helping my little girl and I, refreshingly honest, and a pleasure to work with during a very difficult time. I would highly recommend her."
"Fantastic service, great professionalism with a personal touch."
"Christina Pieri recently helped one of my best friends through an extremely difficult divorce. Having been at my friend's side throughout the proceedings, I would recommend Christina's services to anyone seeking to resolve an issue of family law. Her practical advice is based on a very thorough knowledge of the law and years of experience; she is always accessible and very prompt in responding to all communications. In my experience, Christina relates to clients in very difficult and emotional situations with tact, empathy and great kindness. She is a fantastic person to have on your side."
"Without the help of the wonderful Martha and Christina at Chapman Pieri solicitors I wouldn't of been reunited with my darling son. I cannot express into words how professional and hardworking they were when working on my case. They encouraged me to carry on when things got tough and without their support and guidance I wouldn't be in the wonderful position I am in today. I would recommend them to anyone who is also having family issues as they are the best!!!!!"
"Professional, polite and friendly service. Christina Pieri was very clear, honest and thorough during my consultation with her, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a good family solicitor."
"Truly Amazing And Unique!"
"I managed to get through the other end of my situation, due to the sincere, professional and consistent reassurance of the wonderful Christina Pieri. Her prompt communication intelligent understanding, always left a comfort and that the best was being done from start to finish and that I was her priority. The strength of service was consistent throughout and the variety of questions answered and communicated in a friendly and helpful manner, with clear and reassuring instructions. Excellent in every way! Her partner Karen and the whole team were equally amazing, welcoming, friendly, consistently helpful and very caring. I have and will always recommend, this excellent team who give a 5* service! Truly Amazing And Unique!!"
"Excellent professional advice."
"Their professional manner and advice while dealing with the financial arrangements on my divorce were clear, concise and easy to follow. They ensured that mine and my children's welfare were first and foremost and gave me advice in what I should be requesting from my ex-husband to make sure we were fully provided for now and in the future despite me wanting to give up and give in. They always had my best interests at heart and this was consistently apparent throughout my case. I would not hesitate in recommending this firm to anyone wanting good solid legal advice."
"I was recommended to Christina Pieri by a good friend as I was going through a bitter and messy divorce. To get her to sort out the mess my ex was causing was the best money ever spent. She was friendly, professional and put me at ease from the start. She always dealt with everything promptly and efficiently and took no nonsense from anyone. I would recommend Christina to anyone, male or female neeeding a good solicitor for your divorce."