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Divorce and the “Let It Go” T-Shirt

Someone once gave me a T-Shirt with the logo “Let it Go”; I wasn’t sure how to take it. I had a “Who me?” moment or two. But even without my T-shirt experience, I am reluctant to talk to people who are going through the crisis of separation about “letting go” of anything, so I […]




Letting It Go: (Not Quite an Ode to FaceBook).

I thought I would share a conversation from a coaching meeting with a client today. We were talking about a great post we had both seen recently on Face Book from The Power of Positivity, about Ten things to let go of to be happy: “https://www.facebook.com/powerofpositivity”. My client, let’s call him Jim, said that he […]




‘Put Me Back Together, Your Honour’

Have you ever been through a court battle? If you have, and it felt like being put through a shredder, you are not alone. And you’re not alone in wishing it was somebody’s job to put you back together again after it was all over. Certainly, you will have found that there was no such […]




Calling a Truce in the ‘Kid Wars’.

Advice, advice! There is a lot of it for separating parents, and it can sound very critical of parents. We acknowledge that separation is rarely a smooth ride, for parents or children, and most parents are doing their best. Sometimes that ‘best’ doesn’t look great to an outsider, and to be honest, sometimes not to […]




Divorce Financial Planning – it pays to plan before you leave

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 […]




Sometimes the Family Court System ‘Just Really Sucks’

As published on the My Family Law website: As a family lawyer with quite a few years in the business, and none of the last six in a Court, it is increasingly difficult for me to see why I belong to such a small club.  The ‘Divorce Without Court’ club, that is. There are days […]




Mental Health Week: Managing your mental health during separation

We’re coming to the end of Mental Health Week, with World Mental Health Day upon us tomorrow (10th of the 10th). So the team at MELCA thought it would be beneficial to discuss how divorce can affect your mental health, and most importantly, how you approach your divorce can have a huge impact. Some of […]




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