Tania Cook - Partner

Phone DDI: 962 1476

Cell: 021 454 114

Email: tania@taylorshaw.co.nz

Tania Cook's Services

About Tania Cook

Tania is a senior family court lawyer, who has an innate ability to communicate with a diverse range of people. Extremely perceptive, she provides a professional and supportive service to clients in all aspects of the dispute resolution process.

Joining the Taylor Shaw team in 2000, Tania has over 20 years experience within the legal profession. Her strong knowledge of property and commercial transactions adds value to the associated property aspects of family law.

Tania's philosophy is that it is best to resolve family disputes as amicably as possible. 

"I look to achieve a result for my clients, preferably outside the court, that is financially, emotionally and economically sustainable so they can move on with their lives."

For cases that require the Court's intervention, Tania's strong experience in litigation means she is able to provide this additional level of support if required. 

Tania's areas of specialty include: 


  • Care arrangements for children (custody and access)
  • Guardianship applications (disputes as to parental or grandparent rights etc)
  • Adoption
  • Representation of Children as Lawyer for Child since 1992
  • Representation on CYFS matters
  • Relocation cases


  • Relationship property division on separation
  • Contracting Out Agreements (protecting assets)
  • Conveyancing and refinancing


  • Applications under PPPR Act (for a Court appointed attorney)
  • Domestic violence protection orders
  • Dissolution of marriage
  • Wills and Power of Attorney
Personal Assistant to Tania: Shontelle Codyre & Dianne Hutchinson