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.

Deciding to Separate

We understand that there is a lot involved in deciding to separate or stay in a relationship. Seeing a lawyer should not necessarily be the first step!

Leanne Bamford our separation and parenting specialist, can help you work through the emotional and practical aspects of your decision.

Planning to Separate

Once you have made the decision to separate, like anything important in life, you need a plan.
We will work with you to tailor a plan to your individual situation to ensure that when you do separate, you have taken all the important steps.
This ensures that when you do start to work with your family lawyer, you are ready to proceed.


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.

Financial advice

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.

Mortgage broking

Not sure if you can afford to keep the house? Adam Bradley, Mortgage Broker, can help you assess whether or not you have capacity to borrow what you will need, and source the best home loan for your circumstances.