When you decide to divorce/separate, there is so much to consider.  If you have children, you will need to decide on parenting arrangements. You will ultimately need to have a property settlement. Where to start? You can be assisted with information about a range of processes plus be informed on how to tell the children and then to explore co-parenting arrangements.

We encourage and support you to manage the financial and children`s issues constructively, away from the potential damaging outcomes of the court system.

Mediation is one method, which may be suitable for your negotiations.

Collaborative Practice, is another constructive process, which involves a team of professionals, who work together with you both, to resolve your property and children`s issues, in a dignified manner, and away from the court system. This process provides you with a ONE STOP SHOP approach.

The team consists of a family lawyer for each of you, a neutral Psychologist and a neutral Financial professional. We take care of your legal, financial, parenting, emotional and communication issues, through out the process. As the Psychologist in this process, I facilitate joint meetings where we all sit around a table and work through your settlement issues in an orderly, supportive, future focussed and empowering manner. You are actively involved in all discussions, having worked with the relevant professionals between meetings.

Where children are involved, I focus on their best interests, aiming to enhance their well being. Ultimately, your lawyers draw up the legal documents that settle your issues in a more amicable manner, out of court, resulting in a high chance of cooperative co-parenting.