Helping you find the best way forward.

We are a modern family law practice, committed to supporting our clients, wherever possible, in reaching child focused solutions to divorce and separation, without needing to involve the court, through mediation, collaborative law, arbitration and other methods, including Consensus, our one-couple, one lawyer approach. We recognise that sometimes court proceedings are unavoidable and as a full family law service, we represent clients in all forms of family court proceedings.

If you are looking for a specialist family law practice that understands your situation and can help by providing the full range of solutions, we are here to help you.

  • Divorce and Separation
    We help people navigate all aspects of divorce and separation, including divorce paperwork, child arrangements and financial aspects. We offer a fixed fee divorce service.
  • Financial Issues
    We assist clients in relation to financial issues arising upon divorce and separation, including capital division, maintenance and pensions. We are experts in handling complex and high net worth cases.
  • Children
    We help parents find solutions in the best interests of their children, taking on board their children’s wishes and feelings where appropriate.
  • Modern Family Structures
    Modern family structures are changing. We have the expertise to assist in creating your family or resolving disputes that may arise, whatever the shape or size of your family.
  • Surrogacy, Donor Conception and Fertility Law
    We are specialists in surrogacy, donor conception and fertility law. We guide and advise clients through the surrogacy process for both domestic and international surrogacy.
  • Cohabitation Disputes and Agreements
    We are experts in handling disputes arising from cohabitation, relating to property and to ongoing financial support for children. We also help clients by advising on “Living Together” Agreements.
  • Domestic Abuse, Injunctions and Emergency Remedies
    We can assist you if there is or has been domestic abuse in your relationship and we can seek appropriate orders from the court in such circumstances to protect you and your children.
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
    We frequently advise in relation to the preparation of pre-nuptial (pre-marriage), post-nuptial (post marriage) and pre-civil partnership agreements.

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How we work with you.

We understand that we work with families and individuals at what can be one of the most stressful times in their lives. We're here to help make the process as smooth as possible. Our videos provide a straightforward overview of how we can help, our approach and the services we provide. We hope you find them helpful.

View our videos for further information on the range of options available to you, including mediation, negotiation, collaborative practice, arbitration, or, when necessary, court proceedings. You can also learn more about our one-couple, one-lawyer service – Consensus

Your Options
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Consensus
Our one-couple, one lawyer approach

About Us

Why choose Edward
Cooke Family Law?

We are family law specialists with many years of experience in handling the full range of issues that arise upon separation or divorce. Founded in 2018 by Edward Cooke, the firm has since grown to become one of the leading family law firms on the South Coast as recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

The firm has received further national recognition, being named Boutique Family Law Firm of the Year 2024. Edward Cooke was highly commended as Family Mediator of the Year 2024 and named Family Law Partner of the Year 2023.

Our team of dedicated lawyers and mediators have a wealth of specialist family law experience and are compassionate, tenacious and steadfastly committed to guiding you and achieving the best outcomes for you.

“We received excellent care and advice. The firm is extremely professional and provides calm, clear advice and support.”

Chambers & Partners
2024

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We are here to help.

We offer meetings in our offices or online to suit you. To make an initial appointment please click here and complete the contact form, or if you would rather speak to a member of our friendly team directly please call 01243 769001.

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