Brighton & Hove Family Law Solicitors and Divorce Lawyers

Edward Cooke Family Law is the Brighton and Hove service of a specialist firm of family law solicitors and mediators, which offers divorce law, family law and collaborative law advice and assistance, as well as family mediation and child mediation across the South Downs, from Hampshire to West and East Sussex.

Helping Navigate Divorce for Clients in Brighton and Hove

Our family law solicitors at Edward Cooke Family Law are very experienced at helping people in Brighton and Hove navigate their way through some of the most stressful periods in a person’s life, in a way that is clear, sensitive and focused.

Talking to one of team is not an irreversible step towards a separation or divorce. However, if reconciliation is not possible, you can feel sure that our experts will support you throughout the process of separation or divorce.

We will help you identify the most appropriate option for you to resolve the issues arising out of the end of your relationship, working with other family law professionals where appropriate to achieve what is best for you and your children.

With Edward Cooke Family Law, you are not alone during what can be a painful and challenging time. You can be secure that we understand that everyone’s situation is different and are motivated to provide legal advice that is carefully tailored to your unique needs and situation.

How we can help you

Our family law team in Brighton and Hove is dedicated to providing our clients with family law advice that resolves matters in a dignified and constructive way and, where children are involved, conscientiously focuses on their needs and best interests.

We have extensive years of expertise in handling the full range of family cases and can provide you with a full family law service, ranging from negotiation to mediation, collaboration, arbitration and the court process to enable you to find the solution that is best for you.

In the vast majority of cases, we are happy that our expert team can resolve matters without recourse to the court. However, where court proceedings are necessary, we are very experienced in dealing with all types of family law proceedings.

We help clients resolve financial issues and deal with child arrangements on divorce or separation. We also have expertise in assisting people in cohabiting relationships upon relationship breakdown. In addition, we specialise in the preparation of cohabitation agreements and  pre-nuptial agreements. We are also specialists in helping people who have suffered domestic abuse.

In financial cases, we have particular expertise in dealing with high net worth and ‘big money’ cases, including those involving business assets, substantial pensions and trusts.

In children cases, we are specialists in dealing with complex private law children cases, including those with an international element, surrogacy and same-sex couples.

In family mediation, we are pleased to offer not only a dedicated family mediation service, but also provision for meeting children in the mediation process. We are also proud of our work with other family law professionals both in mediation and the collaborative law process.

About Edward Cooke Family Law

Edward Cooke Family Law was founded in 2018 by specialist lawyer, collaborative lawyer and experienced and accredited family mediator and child mediator Edward Cooke.

Edward previously practiced as a specialist family lawyer for 18 years in West Sussex and Hampshire - including 14 years as a partner and heads our law firm’s offices in Chichester, Chilgrove, Brighton and Hove and Petersfield.

He is a National Committee member of Resolution, the nationwide organisation of over 6,500 family law professionals committed to promoting good practice in all aspects of family law, and chairs its Training and Learning Committee, which delivers and develops certified training to all family law professionals across the country.

We have close links with respected family law professionals in London and further afield and, in addition to local clients, we support people from across the country and overseas.

We believe passionately in the benefits of collaborative law and mediation, particularly given the need in every situation to focus first and foremost on the needs of any children of the family. With this in mind, we will explore your options carefully with you at the outset.

Whilst we are fully committed to exploring the non-court resolution of issues first, where necessary this does not preclude us from acting firmly in your interests through the family court, if this is in the best interests of you and your children.

Whichever route you decide to take in order resolve matters, we are committed to helping you in a hands-on, practical manner and with great care and sensitivity to your individual circumstances.

When you are in the midst of change, it’s also very important to have a clear understanding of the likely costs involved in resolving issues. We are proud to offer a service which is not only ‘London-quality’ but also cost-effective.  Our range of pricing options includes a fixed-fee divorce service.

Contact us

For a confidential chat and/or a video call, please contact one of our team on 01273 658012, email or complete the form aside.

01273 658012

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