I am a lawyer and family dispute resolution practitioner with many years of experience. I have also been trained as a collaborative law professional and this is my story. I am constantly hearing clients who are separating complain about the how frustrating the court process is. The adversarial approach does not work for families.
Clients often find themselves in a situation where the conflict with their spouse has escalated to a destructive court battle. I have a passion to remove the bureaucracy and open the channels of communication, to start shifting the thinking and cultivate conversations of resolution. In the process I want to build humanity and empathy into the practice of the law because this is what separating families need. The existing system is for those who want to fight it out. There is no standardized system for those who want to work together to re-frame their families.
Hence the reason I launched Divorce Right and decided to enter the start up world. I teamed up with technology professionals, mediators, experienced family lawyers, financial planners, counselors and psychologists and formulated my plan for a better way to Divorce. The approach I adopt to make the divorce process more amicable, smoother and kinder saw me win Australia’s top legal innovation award in 2016.