Our Team


Our team of highly skilled divorce and separation advisors are based in Sydney and Melbourne, but work with clients from all over Australia.

Jacqueline Wharton, a Sydney based separation and divorce advisor

Jacqueline Wharton, Founder - LLB (Hons) MA - Sydney

Having worked as a lawyer for Australia’s foremost law firm for many years and later as a negotiation trainer and conflict coach for a Top 10 ASX company, Jacqueline unexpectedly found herself in the process of having to negotiate a divorce settlement with the father of her three young children. Despite all her experience and all those skills, she still found the process stressful.

Jacqueline therefore founded Separation and Divorce Advisors (formerly Bridge the Gap Advisors) to provide professional negotiation, conflict coaching and family law support to others going through a similar experience.

Anna Vote, a Melbourne based separation and divorce advisor

Anna Vote – BSc Psych (Hons) – Melbourne

Prior to joining Separation and Divorce in early 2011, Anna completed her BSc in Psychology (Honours) having previously had over 12 years’ experience in Human Resource Consulting and IT Account Management. Anna has proven expertise in strategic planning, negotiation, communication and coaching individuals to reach their goals. She is known for building strong relationships with her clients based on integrity and trust.  Her own experience of a marriage breakdown involving a young family provides her with a unique insight and understanding of the emotional, legal and practical processes involved.

Dianne Jolley – LLB – Sydney

Before joining Separation and Divorce Advisors in early 2015, Dianne worked in Leadership roles within the IT & Financial sectors for 15 years. There she was predominantly responsible for negotiating mutually beneficial outcomes for her clients, and delivering upon commitments to clients and employees. She is known for her natural style, empathetic & unselfish approach to supporting and coaching others to achieve desired outcomes.

Dianne has completed a degree in law (LLB) at Monash University in Melbourne and is now fulfilling a long held ambition to work in the family law arena. Her legal training and professional experience are augmented by a solid understanding of financial matters –  which ensures she is well versed to support the many aspects associated with separation & divorce.

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Dianne was incredibly constructive & reassuring during my separation

What I found most helpful in working with Dianne was the clarity in which she helped me to understand the different elements of the separation process, including the legal processes involved with Separation & Divorce. She did this with the highest level of attention to detail and

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