The Separation Place provides you with an affordable and dignified pathway to move beyond separation and divorce.

Hi, I'm Rachael.

I'm a barrister, nationally accredited mediator, family dispute resolution practitioner and I specialise in keeping people out of court.

Sadly, I have watched so many families struggle through the expense and heartache of an overloaded and strained family court system. So much of the conflict I saw in court could have been avoided if people were given early access to quality information and mediation services.

I created The Separation Place to give Australian families another option. An option that allows a quality, cost effective and accessible platform to resolve conflict before things spiral out of control.

Despite what you may have seen or heard, separation and divorce doesn't have to be disrespectful, vengeful and full of blame. Nor does it have to end up as a bitter showdown in court after you've paid tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees. There is an alternative.

I have created a pathway to help get you out of this conflict trap you've found yourself in, so you can move towards writing the next chapter. It is my mission to help you bring this difficult chapter to an end with dignity so you can get on with discovering your path for the future.

So who am I and how can I help you?

In 2018, after over 16 years as a barrister I stopped representing people in court. I realised that I could do more for families outside of the courtroom than in.

My work as a family mediator has shown me that there is a more empowering way to resolving conflict. By helping people really understand the rights and responsibilities involved in family law so, with my guidance, they can make their own decisions moving forward. 

I work with families every day to keep them out of court. I listen without judgement and I help you speak and be heard. 

Find out more about Rachael's mission in her 'Doing Law Differently' Podcast interview.


Rachael has a vision to help families help themselves after separation and divorce and recently had an in depth discussion on the how and why with Lucy Dickens on the 'Doing Law Differently' Podcast.

Grab your earphones and listen in to find out why Rachael is so passionate about providing affordable and accessible conflict resolution options to Australian families.


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