Lisa Cooke


Lisa joined Tiyce & Lawyers in June 2019 from a leading South Coast firm where she practised predominantly in family law. Lisa has helped many clients to navigate and settle their family law matters in the most cost effective and efficient manner possible. She assists clients with compassion and professionalism to make informed decisions about the division of their property and in the best interests of their children

Lisa is a skilled negotiator in relation to parenting and property issues and is of the view that if at all possible, the best approach is one that does not include a courtroom. When the need arises, Lisa is a capable advocate and represents her clients in the Court with conviction and strength.

Lisa communicates effectively with her clients with empathy while assisting them to identify and work through their legal issues. She understands that a relationship breakdown can be one of the most stressful and unstable times in a person’s life, often fraught with uncertainty and confusion. Lisa’s work in her previous career as a health professional has strengthened her interpersonal skills assisting her to compassionately and confidently guide her clients through the family law process to its conclusion, allowing them to move forward independently and with confidence.

Lisa has worked with clients in many complex parenting and property matters in her role as a family law solicitor. She previously sat on the steering committee of the South Coast Family Law Pathways Network and participated in the Domestic Violence Practitioner Scheme to provide support and advice to those affected by family violence.

Recent Articles by Lisa

Estate Planning & Blended Families

March 20th, 2020|

It is common for people to pool assets when they commence a new life together.  The main asset for most of us is our family home, generally held jointly with our partners.  When a spouse dies their share generally passes automatically to the surviving spouse. This causes problems for [...]

Separated Under One Roof

November 12th, 2019|

Sometimes when couples separate, they make a decision to live together in the same house.  This can be for many reasons including the financial burden of maintaining two households. Being separated under the one roof may not be an issue until one or both parties consider making an application [...]

When Courts Get It Wrong

August 8th, 2019|

The Full Court of the Family Court recently dealt with a case that involved a property pool that included land owned by the husband that had soared in value over the course of a 28 year relationship where the parties had raised three adult children.  When the husband purchased [...]

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