Information for current and prospective clients
We are open for business and are working remotely so as to ensure full continuity of service for all current and prospective clients. So as to best protect clients, staff and others, our whole team is conducting meetings by phone and video-conferencing, but we are here to support you at this time.
Edward Cooke Director, Edward Cooke Family Law
Edward Cooke Family Mediation is a dedicated family mediation service based in discreet and comfortable offices at Chilgrove, close to both Chichester, West Sussex and Petersfield, Hampshire, in the heart of the South Downs.
About Family Mediation
When a relationship breaks down, Family Mediation is an excellent way to resolve all of the issues that arise in a safe and neutral environment - and in a much more cost-effective way than an adversarial court process.
This is a robust and rigorous process. Where financial issues are discussed, in most cases the same financial information (“financial disclosure”) will be provided as in any other process, including the court process.
The mediator’s role
Each person in the mediation is advised to seek independent legal advice as the mediator is impartial and cannot give legal advice. He or she can assist in a number of ways, however, including the provision of legal information, and by managing the process of financial disclosure, exploring options for settlement, reality testing these options and providing final documentation upon which an agreement can be drawn up.