The Separation Place is here to help families help themselves through separation and divorce.

We empower parents with the skills and information they need to make their own plans after separation. Without expensive legal fees and without the heartache of court.

Hi I'm Rachael,

My mission is to empower families to communicate positively, purposefully and respectfully after separation.

I am a barrister, mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. I believes in bringing education, mediation and collaboration into the family dispute resolution process. If you’d like to know more about me click here.

With a family law system in Australia that is at breaking point, there needs to be a significant mind shift in how we deal with and manage family conflict. We need to bring change to the family law system with an innovative and fresh perspective, so I have set about creating one.

I have developed a one of a kind online course to educate separating parents with with the skills and information they need to make informed decisions about their family moving forward. ‘Family Matters’ is a cost effective, self-guided four step process that assists families in making their own arrangements after separation. 

I am also the creator of the combined Family Matters + Mediation - combining online learning and skill building with the power of Family Mediation. This strutted process assists family lawyer guide their clients through the FDR process in an efficient, effective and cost effective way. Clients complete a 2 hour online education and skills component before the participating in an online mediation with me. With the flexibility to mediate from anywhere in Australia or, in fact, anywhere in the world.

I am so passionate about assisting families outside of the adversarial court process that I have a niche practice in family mediation, online and face-to-face and lawyer assisted and non-lawyer assisted. My goal is to work exclusively with like minded family lawyers and parents whose sole desire is to make child focused decisions that work for the whole family.


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