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.

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Having Jacqueline involved made a world of difference.

I can’t speak highly enough of the support and advice provided by Jacqueline. She combines warm empathy with clear, practical strategies and helped achieve an outcome I wouldn’t have thought possible. From my experience, going through separation – especially with children involved – can be

Mother of One, Professional
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