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Giving you a helping hand

A totally new and refreshing approach to family law

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Benefits of our Service

Joanna Toch

Barrister, Family Law Cafe founder and CEO

Save Money

You tell us about your family law problem then we strategise to get you the outcome you want. We tailor make the plan according to your needs and resources rather than you paying for what you do not need. We negotiate as industry insiders to get you the best deal.

Michael Hatchard

UK Senior Partner

Save Time

We source and check for the best people to get you the results you want. We know how to work within the system to eliminate delay and distraction. We always keep your objectives to the forefront. We are here when you want.

Sumita Mahtab-Shaikh


Take Control

Run your case at a time that suits you. Log on to our secure portal and leave and collect messages with your FLC support network. Check the documents provided for you. Raise questions and get answers. Speak in real time on messenger to your team.

About Family Law Cafe

Family Law Cafe runs alongside the family legal system and has been designed to help anyone faced with a family problem navigate the system to achieve the result they want in legal, emotional and practical terms.

Borne out of twenty-five years of working in the family law system and five years of research into how people can best be assisted when faced with a family problem, Family Law Cafe first works out with you what you are seeking to achieve and then how you can best achieve it. This means first getting all the relevant information, including your budget, then working out with you the best path to your objectives, deciding with you which experts are needed, mentoring you to keep you informed and to assist you to make the right decisions.

This all takes place via our online portal where documents can be uploaded, you can speak on instant messenger and everything that is needed for you case can be accessed by you from your smartphone or laptop.

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Step 1

You contact us via the website. We call you back and you either give us the relevant information or complete a form. This is then analysed by a legal expert.

Step 2

You are contacted at a time that suits you to discuss how much help you need and what we can offer you. We offer mentoring, analysis, strategy advice, access to the best experts in the field and use of our online portal.

Step 3

You pay a strategy/mentoring/portal fee which will depend upon the complexity of your matter and how much support you need. A tailor made plan with a package of support is drawn up for you.

Step 4

You use our unique online portal with a secure login, you can review documents, raise questions and receive support from your mentor. You have access to the best legal team for your case.

Do you need help with...

Separation & Divorce

Getting Your Fair Share


Relationship Breakdowns

Family Disputes

Child Arrangements

What our customers say about us

Gavin's Story

Helen's Story

Less than 4 months ago I feared that I would not see my 2 year old child outside of horrid contact centres with long periods apart that would infringe on what I believe to be a critical time for bonding.

I was recommended Joanna by another family barrister due to her wealth of experience. Following a chat over the telephone I was convinced she was right for the case.

Her support during the case and strategy was brilliant. I was able to see my son through interim contact orders whilst we were attending court. Due to the strong opposition I am still in shock as to how i was eventually granted everything I asked for on a court order to last my sons childhood so I need not return to court again. Furthermore I am overwhelmed that I now wont go more than a day without seeing my son as Facetime was granted.

Joanna is loyal and honest … [She] stuck to her word of getting things done swiftly keeping costs low. Furthermore following the case for contact she provided me with support throughout the financial settlement via Family Law Cafe, despite it being dealt with by a different solicitor. Carol her colleague was very supportive and always ready to help. Her professionalism in dealing with any concerns was second to none which is needed at times of emotional stress.

I highly recommend Family Law Cafe and using their online forum so that all your documents are visible and accessible to anyone involved in your case. It saves a lot of stress sending documents and keeping everyone informed of what is happening as they can all log on and view comments and documents.

Myself and my son will forever be in their debt.

Family Law Café provided me with useful information explaining the process giving fact based advice and information and tailored an approach to fit my case to ensure a successful outcome. Joanna and Carol were there to support me and answer my questions pro-actively to put my mind at rest. They found a suitable barrister who did a great job of representing my case, and the outcome surpassed my expectations in an extremely timely manner.

Great professional service and would recommend to anyone needing assistance.

When something new cropped up in my financial life a year after the final order for finances I could not face going back to the battleground of the court process.  I explained the issue to you and you speedily got me detailed and accurate advice and as a result everything was sorted within weeks and my worries were over.  I can’t thank you enough.

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We analyse your situation, help you source funding if needed, find the right experts for you, mentor you and listen to your worries and provide a way to the best outcome.

We use the latest technology so that you can control everything online at a time that suits you. You can deal with your family matter in a supported way around your everyday life.

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