Working with Jacqueline through the separation and collaboration process made a very difficult separation easier. Her compassion for both of us, and gentle supportive approach, helped us negotiate an outcome and reduce the financial and emotional impact of divorce on our family. Jacqueline’s support and guidance, was fundamental in the process. I could not recommend Jacqueline’s highly enough to any couple wanting the best possible outcome for each other and their family.
I can’t recommend Anna highly enough – having Anna as someone I could rely on to guide me through the complicated messy process of separation meant that she helped me navigate through a really challenging time in my life with confidence. Not only was she super helpful but was always thoughtful about what I was dealing with, and she had a 6th sense of what would help me to deal with what was coming next.
Jacqueline was amazing at supporting us through this massive change in our relationship and our family.
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.
Over the past four years Anna has helped me enormously co-parenting my child with a high-conflict ex who can make life feel like a lonely, insurmountable, daunting, unrelenting and never-ending saga. Anna has provided me with the knowledge, tools and, at times, a metaphoric ‘shoulder cry on’ to make my co-parenting journey a more manageable task. Her compassionate, but practical advice has helped me decipher fact from fiction and, reality from figments of imagination, to ensure that I am always, first and foremost, focussed on the ‘best interests’ of my child. I am not sure how I would have managed without Anna’s help and advice. If you are going through a separation, divorce and/or a parenting situation please do yourself a favour and contact Anna at Separation and Divorce Advisors – you will not regret it.
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.
ABC Drive – Radio – “I just get by”: What happens when you split later in life
On 24th April, Jacqueline Wharton spoke with Aaron Kearney at ABC Newcastle about the repercussions of a marriage breakdown later in life - emotionally, practically and financially. Click here to listen to the