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

Anna has worked with individuals and couples experiencing relationship stress and navigating the process of separation and divorce for over eight years. With a specialisation in the family law space, Anna brings her expertise and passion for effective communication, negotiation and dispute resolution together with a holistically supportive and pragmatic approach. Anna enables her clients to identify their needs and priorities then provides advice and a platform for them to achieve optimum outcomes for themselves and their children.

One of Anna’s key strengths is working with clients who are facing high conflict and trauma providing them with a safe, secure framework to operate within.

Prior to Separation and Divorce Advisors, Anna had a 14 years corporate career working for multinational companies. Anna has Honours degrees in Psychology and Communications and is a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

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Being able to map out the process involved was very helpful

Being able to map out the process involved was very helpful, and I always had clarity on the next step. The team at Separation and Divorce Advisors provided constant communication, as well as constant help/strategies to respond to emotional challenges on the spot in a way that maintained control,

Father of One, Industry Executive
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