I am immensely grateful to Katy Zikking and her team. She has guided me in a sensitive, gentle and warm way through the long and draining process of my divorce. I felt I could trust her completely. Not only was she a great, invaluable support, but also crucial, together with my barrister, in securing me a more than satisfactory outcome. Thank you so much Katy!
Fiona has been professional and supportive in what was one of the most difficult periods of my life. She has given me sound professional advice at every point throughout my divorce. More importantly, she listened to my concerns with a kind ear. Fiona was empathetic from the first meeting and has advised me on what was best for me and my family. She is an excellent lawyer at a professional and personal level and I would highly recommend her.
My divorce was probably one of the saddest and most devastating periods of my life. There were times when I was not only angry with my ex-wife, but sometimes also with Katy, as the allegations which were made towards me were serious and emotionally charged. Thankfully none of what was said was taken personally by Katy. Katy and her team understood that this was just part of what happens when two people cannot separate amicably. Her main focus was to help me get the best for my children and me post-divorce. Katy also instructed an excellent barrister to resolve the finances. Now that my divorce is over, I feel I can contact Katy should I need any legal advice and receive the same excellent service that got me the results that surpassed my expectations.
If you have tried your best to save your marriage and all has failed, get in touch with Harbour Family Law. Katy Zikking will navigate you through probably one of the most stressful periods of your life. Her and her team’s attention to detail is excellent. I cannot thank them enough. They saved my shirt, dignity and sanity.
Katy is both easy to talk to and an excellent listener, sensitive to the emotional ups and downs of a divorce and always providing very constructive advice and support. I would have no hesitation in recommending Katy to anyone who is using collaborative divorce.
I have known Fiona for the last year, during which time she has handled my divorce and settlement processes. Fiona has been immensely supportive and offered succinct high quality advice in both the professional and personal arenas. She has conducted herself with sensitivity to the matters at hand and navigated a successful course through waters that were inevitably troubled. I cannot speak highly enough of her and would recommend her services to anyone.
I would very much like to thank Katy and her team for supporting and working with me through a very difficult time. Her professional, consistent and measured manner gave me a sense of security and focus during some emotional and fraught moments. Katy was always available by phone and email to answer any questions or queries however seemingly small. Her sensitive, human and calm approach were invaluable when negotiating and finalising a complicated financial agreement. The divorce process has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to face and I would wholeheartedly recommend Family Harbour Law to anyone in the same position. Thanks again Katy.
I wish to thank Katy and her team for handling my unique and highly emotive case with professionalism and care. When my ex-partner decided she wanted to move abroad with our children I had an initial meeting with Katy. I was left feeling comforted that with her help I had the best chance of reaching the happiest possible resolution for everyone. Throughout my case I always felt Katy was on-hand when I had questions and concerns and am very happy with her advice and expertise. I also feel she did a great job of safeguarding my rights as a parent. I would highly recommend Katy’s services to anyone.
Katy provided a first class, professional, intuitive and truly collaborative service. Katy is realistic, fair and gave me a very solid overview to the process of a collaborative divorce right from the word go. Katy is also a lovely woman and mother who is approachable at all times. During the journey there were stressful times, yet Katy always put the emphasis in the right area, keeping focus of the big picture and overall goals. I am truly thankful to her and the team at Harbour Family Law. My new life has begun and despite the nature of a divorce, I feel I’ve come through into a brighter world! Whilst remaining professional throughout the process Katy has a great sense of humour, which is helpful through the tough bits and showed great experience in her field and exuded empathy throughout the process. Their offices are comfortable and calming and you can park right outside! Thanks Katy, although hoping not to need you too soon!!
Divorce is never going to be an easy time, but choosing the right solicitor to represent you can certainly help the process. Harbour Family Law were extremely professional and delivered a constant stream of guidance and support throughout. The advice given was clear and consistent and I felt that matters were dealt with efficiently and sensitively. Above all, I had the utmost confidence in Katy and the rest of the team at Harbour Family Law; I found that helped enormously. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
Harbour Family Law provided a professional, responsive and empathetic service during very difficult times. I will always be grateful for the support and advice Katy provided.
Our financial settlement is just going through the final stage of being completed and I am happy with the result. I wish to thank you for all your advice, expertise and the friendly but professional and efficient manner that you dealt with my case.
In 2014 my 13-year marriage had collapsed. After my initial meeting with Katy I left knowing that I had found the right specialist solicitor – a great relief and a feeling of security in an uncertain time. Throughout the emotional rollercoaster of the divorce Katy remained our rock of calmness, always available to speak and quick to respond to e-mails. Katy’s experience meant that my two young children’s needs were considered and explained most carefully for all involved. A complicated financial split was managed and negotiated extremely well and professionally by Katy. I would recommend Harbour Family Law to anyone. No other solicitors matched the professionalism from Katy and her team.
I am very grateful for the highly professional but down to earth manner in which Katy navigated my divorce, to obtain a fair financial settlement for me. Her knowledge, expertise and flexibility were invaluable throughout the different steps of the process and her availability and hard work were very reassuring at such a difficult and stressful time. Thank you Katy!
Katy’s professionalism, support and determination have seen me through the difficult years of my divorce and the aftermath. I am so pleased that I was advised to use her services. I hope I don’t have to use her experience again (!), however I would highly recommend Katy to anyone.
I would like to thank Katy for her professional support during a very personal time in my life. Katy’s sympathetic ear and understanding of my concerns gave me the confidence from our initial meeting, which helped me stay on the right path. Katy was tenacious throughout and her attention to detail aided the case in coming to a conclusion. Although Katy was faced with fierce opposition, her spirit and confidence in truth and justice gave me the strength to continue my case. Katy never gave up on me, or the case and helped me leave bitterness behind.
From the start of the collaborative process, Katy came across as a person who cared about the process. Katy always kept me informed and replied to emails and phone calls straight away. After nearly 25 years of marriage this was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. Katy was always supportive and reassuring. At the end of the process I’m glad to say my ex-husband and I are on very good terms.
Katy has done a thoroughly professional legal job for me, but many solicitors could do that. As I’ve gone through my divorce, what stands out for me is her ability and willingness to include the human side; to give me room to be upset, irritated or occasionally angry! It’s been a difficult time for me personally, and it has helped enormously to have a solicitor who could allow room for that too. I would thoroughly recommend Katy.
I received my Decree Absolute through the post last week and just wanted to say a very big ‘thank you’ for all your help. You have provided an excellent service – fast, efficient and highly professional and I have felt supported through the whole process. This has been particularly important, considering my personal circumstances at the moment.
From Divorce Proceedings to Financial Settlements, Separation, Children Issues and Collaborative Practice, having many years’ experience within Family Law, Katy Zikking (Founder and Director) is known and recognised as a local specialist within Collaborative and Family Lawyer groups in the Bristol and Portishead area and can provide you with specialist advice concerning your particular case. Harbour Family Law is a modern, forward-thinking Family Solicitor practice in Bristol and Portishead. We understand the particular pressures and difficulties when relationships end.