MELCA Collaborative Divorce & Mediation is unique. We have all the expertise in-house that you need to reach a healthy settlement-law, finance, child and wellbeing experts (and whatever it takes to help with conflict and avoid a legal fight).

Our 5-step process is unique to separation & divorce Find out more here We approach your separation & divorce as an emotional issue with financial and legal consequences. Find out more here At MELCA, parents work with a neutral financial planner to understand the actual costs of their young and adult children. Find out more here

MELCA mediation takes the time to see the whole picture: who you are, what your family needs and how to best set you up for a positive future. We have financial experts, child specialists to help ensure the best interests of your children, family consultants to look after your emotional wellbeing and lawyers for advice and legal work. We look after everything you need.

 We are award-winning experts in mediations. We are renowned for delivering healthy separation & divorce and have helped thousands of people to stay out of court.

“I was referred to you for your intelligence and integrity and I can see why.”

“I would use MELCA every time if I ever had to separate & divorce. Well done”

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We are proudly Australia-wide. 


When it comes to wealth our approach starts with getting all the facts, understanding what your future might look like and reaching a settlement that works for everyone.


Separation & divorce can be damaging for children, but it isn’t usually the divorce itself that causes lasting hurt for children, but rather the parental conflict surrounding the separation & divorce.


Prolonged, conflict-ridden divorces can cause psychological and physical health problems. We approach divorce as an emotional issue with legal and financial consequences.

Is your relationship in crisis?

At MELCA, that does not mean divorce. Our psychologists and counsellors are available to work with you individually or as a couple, to navigate your relationship issues. We are just a phone call away on 1300-MELCA-1 (1300 635 221), where you can speak confidentially to one of our sensitive and highly experienced team members, or you might prefer to email us

The decision to separate is always difficult,
we understand this. 

In working out whether to stay or leave your relationship, you may be needing legal or financial information, emotional support or help with worries about your children. MELCA’s expert team can help with any or all of these concerns.

A MELCA separation & divorce keeps your family away from conflict and out of court

A MELCA separation & 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 reality is often that nobody wins. 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.

A MELCA separation & divorce is both personalised and legally binding

At MELCA,  your collaborative lawyer will represent you and can help with all aspects of family law and separation, including pre-nuptial agreements, binding financial agreements, child support, child custody, 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.

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There is a better approach to separation and divorce. Avoid the pitfalls that many people who have gone before you have experienced.

Find out more about what makes MELCA unique on our Process page

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