How we help you
Our highly trained advisors enable you to negotiate a divorce or separation directly with your former partner, helping you clarify your goals, prepare a strategy and communicate effectively.
Streamline the process
We work with one party, and find this usually improves outcomes for both, and any children. We do not act as mediators. In most cases, direct negotiation by you with your former partner (in person or by email) should be the first step. With our help, this can lead to settlement much faster than negotiating indirectly through lawyers and the court.
Move forward with fewer regrets
Success to us of course means helping our client reach a good divorce settlement (divorce settlements are never excellent). But it means more than that. Our goal is to support you to act in a way which means you move forward with integrity and fewer regrets, and that you make strategic rather than reactive decisions.
Minimise divorce costs or fees where possible
We keep our fees low at $185 plus GST.
Flexibility and discretion
We fit in with what suits you. You may prefer ongoing, regular support or you may be happy to work independently with occasional guidance from us.
Get advice in person, by email, phone and text
It’s helpful when our initial meetings are at a place where you feel comfortable, such as your house or local cafe. We also work by phone, email and text, by day or in the evenings (parents often prefer the latter).
Rely on our discretion
We adhere to the highest ethical standards of confidentiality, and sign an agreement up front to protect you. We are supportive and swift, always responding to you within 24 hours.
Sydney, Melbourne and Australia-wide support
When we cannot work with you
From time to time we need to close our books to new clients – read more about this.
Dianne Jolley’s sincere, strategic, constructive and balanced advice was invaluable…
Dianne was sincere, direct and provided clear and strategically helpful advice, advice that allowed the approach to be fair and constructive for both parties. The process of separating is both emotional and difficult for the best of individuals. Dianne Jolley’s sincere, but strategic,