A totally new and refreshing approach to family law
Familylawcafe.co.uk uses technology around your needs so that you can access the best legal advice and get through your family law case using your smart phone and computer. Instead of attending the offices of legal professionals, using emails and letters, you log in securely and run your case from wherever you choose to be. We believe the system should run around you rather then you being run around the system.
Who are We?
We are Joanna Toch, Peter Tahany and Carol Horner. Joanna is a barrister who has been working in family law for 25 years mostly in court but also within solicitor’s offices. Joanna evolved the concept of working with teams of experts. Peter is a solicitor who worked at a City Law firm before advising technology businesses on bringing disruptive business models to market. Carol worked in retail management and wants each person to be the centre of their own case making the choices right for them.
Why Use Us?
We are confident that we can provide an ethical, strategic and cost-effective way through the potential minefield of family law. We doubt if anyone wants to come into this world but once you are there you need to find the best navigation through it. We do not want you to be here longer than you should or at any greater emotional, mental, psychological or financial cost than is necessary. Our purpose is to give you the tools of knowledge, emotional support and technology to get you to where you want to be.
What Do You Pay?
You pay nothing for the initial call and discussion. Once an Expeditor has discussed your case with you he or she will let you know the level of support that we recommend and you then decide whether you want to buy a case plan and what level of ongoing mentoring and support you want.
You pay a small storage charge for your documents to be held securely online. We discuss with you your funding needs and organise legal funding when you need it to make sure you can budget realistically to get to the finish of your case.
We discuss with you which experts you need and liaise with them to ensure they charge you competitively and transparently, this will include a percentage sum paid to us. Once they are working on your case we liaise with them and with you to make sure everything is going to plan and decide if any changes to strategy need to be made.
Do you need help with...
Separation & Divorce
Getting Your Fair Share
What our customers say about us
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.