Separation and Divorce Support
Divorce and Separation are about more than family law advice.
We understand that you are dealing with changes in your personal life which impact more than just your legal status.
We have developed a range of separation and divorce support services to assist you, so that you can thrive, beyond divorce.
Recently Separated Support Group
Our support group is designed to help you if you are struggling with the emotional and practical living impact of recent separation.
The support group runs one night per week (6.30pm to 8.30pm) for 4 weeks at our Milton, Brisbane premises and, through group discussion, is designed to:
Help you identify the emotions you are experiencing and why
Help you devise strategies for coping with emotional ups and downs
Provide helpful tips for dealing with practical changes to everyday living
Provide general support in a caring and confidential environment.
The support group is run by a qualified social worker, Leanne Bamford, with support from Marg Doherty, our Divorce Support Manager.
Numbers are capped at 10 participants.
Specialist Family Law and Estate Planning Advice
Legal advice might not be the first thing you think of when you separate, but you will need it at some stage.
Jennifer Hetherington, one of the founders of Divorce Hub, is an Accredited Family Law Specialist with over 20 years experience.
She and her team of family lawyers can provide you with strategic advice, whilst working closely with our Divorce Support Manager, to ensure that we are taking care of all of your needs, helping you make sound decisions about parenting and property settlement.
Our estate planning lawyers can make sure you have your family's future secured.
We can also provide a family law support person on days you need to attend court or mediation.
If it wasn't your decision to separate, then you may be really struggling with the emotions around that.
We can connect you with qualified counsellors or social workers to assist you to your new life as a single person and provide support during your divorce or separation.
It costs more to run two households than one - that's obvious. But the practicalities of how to do it, and how to secure your financial future, can be overwhelming.
Marg Doherty our Divorce Support Manager, can help you work out a budget that is realistic and takes into account all your ongoing needs.
Helen Russo can help you develop a financial plan for the future.
She frequently works with Jennifer Hetherington and our team of family lawyers to ensure that the way your family law property settlement is structured, is appropriate for your future needs.
Helen can also assist you to ensure that appropriate insurances are in place to protect you and your family in case of illness or incapacity to work.
Life can be a lot busier after divorce - juggling single parenting, working, legal appointments and adjusting to the changes in your life.
Sometimes this means that healthy eating and meal preparation slip by the wayside, or are just not a priority when balanced against everything else that is going on.
Sharna Clermont is a personal chef, who can work with you and make sure you have a stock of meals that are not only healthy, but delicious.
Sharna can buy all the ingredients, come to your home, cook and stock your freezer with meals you only need to defrost and reheat, so that you can take one more time consuming task off your list.
Best of all, she will take away all the mess and leave your kitchen clean!
Yoga, Pilates and Meditation
The benefits of yoga and meditation for relieving the stress of our daily lives, are well established.
When you are going through a separation or divorce, you experience new and different stresses, which you have never had to cope with before.
Yoga is a wonderful way to not only de-stress from daily life, but to escape - in a healthy way - from the stress of the life changes you might be experiencing.
Emma Prior is a qualified yoga and pilates instructor, who can work with you one-on-one, or in a small group at our Milton premises and provide support in a calm, supportive environment.
Sometimes it can be overwhelming to have to sort through all of your documents and work out what is actually needed by your family lawyer.
We can provide in-home family law support and assistance to sort through your documents, scan and collate them for your legal team.
Child support advocacy
Dealing with the Child Support Agency can be stressful whether you are a payee or a payer
We can arrange a child support advocate to assist you to navigate the child support system and ensure you are receiving - or paying - the correct amount.
Wondering why you react to situations in a particular way? Struggling to change old patterns of thought or behaviour?
If you want to better understand yourself and how you react to situations and those around you, Emma Prior, qualified NLP Practitioner, can assist you with mindset coaching.
If you are having difficulty arranging someone to look after your children while you visit us, or are attending mediation or court, we can arrange babysitting.
After separation, social networks can change and you may feel lonely or lack confidence.
It can also be hard to spend nights or weekends away from your children, when you have always been with them 24/7.
Our regular social outings provide an opportunity to get out of the house, with a supportive group.
Nutrition and exercise
If you are feeling like your glass is half empty, rather than half full, it might be time to look at your self-care.
Our ph360 Coaches, Emma Prior and Sharna Clermont can give you a personalised assessment and a detailed individual eating, exercise and wellbeing plan.
Sharna is a qualified personal trainer and can work with you at our premises.
Not sure if you can afford to keep the house?
We can arrange an independent mortgage broker to help you assess whether or not you have capacity to borrow what you will need, and source the best home loan for your circumstances.
We have a range of wellness and relaxation treatments available from qualified practitioners.
Clients often find these useful after meetings with the legal team or the day after court or mediation.
Feel like you just don't have enough hours in the day for everything you need to do for yourself and your family?
We provide a concierge service to help you with the day-to-day or one off tasks that are making you feel overwhelmed, or you just can't get to, to support you during your separation.