A MELCA divorce is unique.
We hate conflict as much as you do

When you choose MELCA, you walk away with a lot more than just a legal divorce. We understand that divorce is an emotional issue with legal and financial consequences – not the other way around. This means that we take 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 provide you with a complete personalised approach to separation…without court. We are experts in separation, and can help your family to preserve your wealth and relationships, ensuring that your privacy is kept at all times. MELCA is not a law firm, but instead, a unique practice built on care and competence.

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

“I would use MELCA every time if I ever got divorced. Well done”

Money

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

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Kids

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 divorce.

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Wellbeing

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

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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 9078 6980, 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.

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

A MELCA 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 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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