Information for current and prospective clients
We are fully open for business to assist all current and prospective clients during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Our offices have re-opened with full social distancing measures in place though we are also able to work from home at any time. We offer both virtual appointments (via Zoom and other platforms) and face to face meetings, provided appointments are booked in advance,
If you wish to make a pre-booked appointment, please read the attached document setting out the safety procedures and rules we have put in place at our offices to protect our clients and staff.
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.