Divorce With a Difference

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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 unique. It is not a law firm, but 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 introduce you to an independent collaborative lawyer to get you to legal sign off on your agreements. stress That is what we specialise in doing, and doing so amicably. 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 works with a panel of independent collaborative lawyers. Your lawyer will represent you and can cover 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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Divorce without court


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Our Articles

  • When the small stuff becomes the big stuff in your Divorce

    4 Sep 2017

    Have you ever had to divide up your furniture, your linen, your photos, your pictures, your jewellery, your china and kitchen utensils, your tools and the contents of the garden shed? Most people who’ve been through a separation have also been through this part of it. For some lucky people it is easy to walk […]




  • Australian Government to overhaul Divorce and the Family Court

    29 Aug 2017

    We all know this probably means funding cuts. A bad news story, right? At MELCA, we’re not so sure about that. To start with, we think this is an opportunity to talk about why on earth the law has taken charge of family separation in the first place. We’ve been wondering aloud for years why […]




  • Do the Family Court Judges or the Law have all the answers in your Divorce?

    7 Aug 2017

    If you are separating, you need to read this. If you’ve already finished your Divorce and settlement proceedings, you already know the answer. And the answer is “No”. There are lots of questions you might ask me about separation, and it may surprise you to hear that many of your questions have no answer, or […]




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