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Are you thinking about separating? Perhaps you're already separated? Or maybe you know someone who is going through a separation?

If you’re like most people who are separating, you want a fair financial settlement, you want to know about legal rights, and you want to ensure that your children are supported both financially and emotionally. And most likely, you want to stay out of court.

MELCA is a practice built on care and competence. We are experts in managing wealth, working with families as a whole, and ensuring that your privacy is kept at all times. We provide a complete personalised approach to separation...without court.

We will help you to discuss your finances, living arrangements for your children, living expenses and we will get you to legal sign off on your agreements. stress That is what we specialise in doing, and doing so amicable. We understand that divorce is an emotional issue with legal and financial consequences - not the other way around.

A MELCA collaborative divorce is a win for everyone in the family. If you go to court or negotiate with lawyers ‘in the shadow of the court’, you are both aiming to win everything you can - but the flip-side is losing. We think your family can do much better than that. We know your children can do much better than that. The MELCA Method keeps them in the centre and out of the middle.

MELCA covers all aspects of family law and separation, including pre-nuptial agreements, binding financial agreements, child support, child custody and superannuation and property division. Your settlement is written up in documents that have the same legal standing as agreements reached in any other negotiation or court process.

Have a look through the website, or phone one of our friendly office staff on (03) 9078 6980.

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Our Articles

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    1 Jan 2016

    What is the first thing you want to be told when you are complaining about a person or a situation? ‘You’re right’. Right? Divorce is no different. At a time when you feel scared and angry, the hardest thing to do is to pause. The easiest thing to do is to rush headlong into battle; […]

  • Divorce Financial Planning – it pays to plan before you leave

    16 Dec 2015

    DIVORCE FINANCIAL PLANNING – IT PAYS TO PLAN BEFORE YOU LEAVE Financial planning before, during and after separation and divorce is vital to make sure that wealth is not destroyed as part of the splitting up process. Many people think about separation long before they leave and it is good to plan your finances before […]

  • Going Rumplestiltskin? When it comes to divorce, most people know the feeling

    7 Nov 2015

    “Perhaps your name is Rumplestiltskin? The devil has told you that,” cried the little man, and in his anger he plunged his right foot so deep into the earth that his whole leg went in, and then in rage he pulled his left leg so hard that he tore himself in two.” Separation is a […]

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