I am incredibly grateful for Anna’s expertise in assisting with navigating a gruelling and difficult separation from my ex-husband. Anna demonstrated such a level-headed, thorough and practical approach at the times when dealing with such a high conflict ex-husband became almost too much. Importantly, Anna showed me practical methods to respond with a measured, informed and calm approach to protect my wellbeing and that of my children.
I discovered that going through a separation/divorce is very much a case of ‘you don’t know what you don’t know’ and in many cases Anna proved to fill the ‘gap’ of information, consideration and empathy that sometimes my solicitor did not provide.
Anna always informed me with compassion and understanding about processes and pitfalls of the legal system. Importantly, always central to her approach was mine and my children’s wellbeing. Anna’s unique combination of understanding human behaviour, negotiation and Family Law has in practical terms saved legal costs, therapy costs and at times my sanity.
Jacqueline was amazing at supporting us through this massive change in our relationship and our family. She had a wonderful way of providing the facts in a compassionate, non adversarial manner. This focused the conversations onto the future outcome rather than past hurts.
Jacqui was able to take an emotional, complex situation and distil it down to the pieces that needed to be addressed at the time, as opposed to barraging us with huge chunks of information and administration which could be at times overwhelming. She was empathetic, but continued to ensure we all stayed focused on producing a good outcome for our children and for ourselves. She was supportive but not biased in anyway and, in fact, went to extreme lengths to ensure she was balanced and both parties received the same information. Jacqui made a difficult matter far easier by her guidance and practical advice. She always started with what was right for the children which was exactly how we wanted to manage our separation.
Anna was professional, warm, approachable, available, trustworthy and supportive of each of us and an incredible person to have facilitating the process alongside us.
We chose to approach the separation with an intention of doing it with ease and grace. She was fully supportive of this and our desire to maintain respect and to compromise, always helping us to communicate with each other as that this outcome was achieved. And it was!
Thank you, we are deeply appreciative of you and what you helped us achieve. It was an outcome that all of us are at peace with.
Jacqueline provided exceptional advice and guidance throughout my separation and divorce. Her commitment to support and guide me went over and above my expectations. She not only gave me some clarity with regards to my decision making requirements but provided the scaffolding I needed to receive a realistic, achievable and ultimately satisfying outcome from my divorce. The advisory service enabled most of the negotiations to take place prior to the engagement of a family lawyer which provided piece of mind and degree of security for the future. I always felt she had mine and my children’s best interests at heart.
I cannot recommend Jacqueline and her team highly enough for the service they provide during the divorce process.
Undergoing a Separation or Divorce During COVID-19 Podcast
Jacqueline and Anna recently joined Managing Partner Sally Nicholes of Nicholes Family Lawyers in a podcast to discuss issues relevant to couples going through a separation or divorce during the COVID19 pandemic. Listen to the podcast