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Divorce Solicitor Lauren Sadler, Anna Cross & Catherine Ashton

Family Law and Divorce Solicitors

We understand that facing divorce or separation can be incredibly difficult, and for many people, very traumatic. Our family law and divorce solicitors approach cases with kindness and compassion as we understand that often our clients are grieving from the loss of a relationship as well as facing the uncertainty of what the future holds.

We take a non-confrontational and practical approach, which, coupled with expert advice and extensive experience helps our clients achieve the best possible outcome.

We are proud to provide specialist legal advice for all areas of divorce and separation including reaching a financial settlement, making arrangements for children, MIAMs and family mediation in Essex, Suffolk and London including Colchester, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Witham, Maldon, South Woodford and Wanstead. Our family lawyers can offer you a free initial 30-minute family law appointment with no obligation over the telephone or video call.

Who we are

Lauren Sadler

Lauren Sadler

Lauren has been advising clients in relation to family law since 1999 and qualified as a solicitor in 2001. She realised early in her career that she wanted to specialise in family law and now draws on her broad experience of family matters to offer her services as a Law Society Accredited Family Mediator as well. Lauren has extensive experience of handling divorce, separation, domestic violence and abuse and financial remedy matters as well as dealing with the arrangements for children, including public law, child abduction and special guardianship cases.

What Lauren’s clients say:

‘‘I do not have the words to show you how much you have helped me through the last 5 months. You have gone above and beyond which made me feel listened to, supported and you gave me hope when I really needed this. You are a brilliant solicitor and I am so pleased you were mine. You watched my back and made me feel safer at a very vulnerable time in my life. This is priceless.’’

‘‘I wish to thank Lauren Sadler and everyone that has helped me over the last 2 years. I’m sure my son thanks you too for helping us be a family. Fathers don’t get a very good deal in today’s society, but with your help we definitely made some noise.’’

‘‘I was extremely happy with the service all round and felt 100% support was given. Thank you.’’

‘‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making this difficult matter as easy as possible. Your compassion and clear explanations of what was need/happening/being done were very much appreciated.’’

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To make an appointment with Lauren online, please visit our client portal or call 01245 890224.

Anna Cross

Anna Cross

Anna has been specialising in Family Law for over 14 years having qualified as a solicitor in 2007. Anna undertakes all aspects of Family Law and enjoys the diversity of dealing with a wide range of issues that clients may need assistance with and guiding them to achieve the right outcome for their own unique situation. Anna prides herself on her compassionate approach, always putting clients at ease in what can often be a very frightening and daunting period of their lives.

What Anna’s clients say:

‘‘I cannot thank Anna enough for what she has done - I really would not have known what to do or where to start. Her compassion and understanding that day has changed my life forever, she was the first professional to believe me and give me hope and the confidence to leave. I will forever be grateful to her. She has advised me and ensured that my son and I are now set up for life, with me retaining my dignity and gaining a bucket load of self-respect.’’

‘‘I just wanted to send you an email regarding the service I received from Mrs Anna Cross. From the first contact to the last, Anna has been excellent. Given the difficult and sensitive situation that I found myself in Anna made me feel at ease, relaxed and worry free - an incredible solicitor, nothing was an issue. I had some pretty serious unfounded allegations put against me from my ex-wife and I started to panic but Anna already predicted this outcome and as soon as I spoke to her she was already in control and knew how to deal with the situation, put my mind at rest and I had no worry after. Every question I had she had the answer. Very approachable, fast and efficient with communication and replies. I would certainly, without any questions be recommending Anna to anyone who requires her services.’’

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To make an appointment with Anna online, please visit our client portal or call 01245 890224.

Catherine Ashton

Catherine has specialised is Family Law since qualifying as a solicitor in 2004. She advises in relation to many areas of Family Law including divorce proceedings and dissolution of civil partnerships; financial matters; issues concerning children; financial disputes when unmarried partners separate; and both pre and post relationship agreements/settlements. Catherine previously trained and practised as a family mediator. Whilst she no longer undertakes mediation, she very much adopts the ideals of mediation in her practice. She is very mindful that her clients are in a difficult situation and approaches cases in a pragmatic way, always acting in her clients’ best interests.

What Catherine’s clients say:

‘‘It’s hard to put into words, you meet some people in this world who will forever be in my gratitude. You’ll never know how grateful I am for everything you have done. You have helped me and more importantly my children.’’

‘‘I would like to thank you for helping me see my granddaughter. Catherine you have done so much for me, the time with my granddaughter is so special and made life a lot happier for us. We have had a lot of good times. I did not think it was possible to ever see her again but you made it possible, I am so grateful to you.’’

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To make an appointment with Catherine online, please visit our client portal or call 01245 890224.

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In writing:

Sadler Cross Family Law
PO Box 13018
Maldon
CM9 9FN