I am happy to provide initial advice. In most cases, even urgent matters such as your need to see your children after separating when contact is being withheld, can be dealt with through mediation or collaboration. I can help you plan what approach is going to work in your particular situation.
Family and other disputes can become time-consuming and costly to resolve, particularly if court proceedings are filed. Mediation enables your issues to be identified quickly and finalised in a dignified manner with you in control of the process.
This is a new approach to resolving disputes which involves you working together with your lawyer and the other party and their lawyer in a respectful and future focused way, without using the court process. You have the benefit of the support and guidance of your lawyer throughout the process. You are encouraged to be mindful of the impact of your separation on your children and to make decisions which enable you to plan for your and the children’s future. Both lawyers are there to help you through to resolution and not to take the case to court.
"Thanks again for your mediation. I must say I was a bit sceptical about being able to get things resolved, but you have amazing people skills the way you ran the mediation was so professional. It was such a relief for us all to be able to walk away a satisfactory resolution for both of us, and most of all for our two girls."
- Todd B. 14/06/2012
"I have had recent dealings with Moira in regards to both Property and Care Arrangements. As you are aware this is a very stressful thing to happen to anyone especially when children are involved . What I found with Moira was a very calm and caring persona. Moira's experience and understanding helped me immensely during the process and I was always kept informed of what was happening and what the next steps would be. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Moira to anyone who is going through a similar situation."
- Paul R. G.Dip Bus (PFP), AFA 28/02/2012
"You are the wonderful lawyer who has been sensitively listening to me and trying to give me a wise advice and provide a professional service in a faithful manner. Thanks for everything."
- G Kim 26/02/2012
"Again, thank you for all your help through this – I have very much appreciated your support, words and actions through all of this. This whole horrible mess is getting to the end and I can see some light at the end of the tunnel which is a positive thing."
- Trevor D. 14/04/2012
Grateful thanks for seeing us through this unhappy time. We have enormous respect and admiration for your work on this case and we are grateful for all you have done. C A
I can’t express how valuable I found my meeting with you yesterday. Your approach to me was so empowering and respectful. Thank you so much; I am in control again. J C
Thank you for being so efficient and supportive. I appreciate all you’ve done. H A
We would both like to express our appreciation for the way you have handled these applications for us during a very trying period of our life. It is comforting to know that if necessary we can call on your assistance in the future. We are happy to refer clients to you. D and S
I engaged Moira to act as my lawyer in a recent separation to deal with children and property issues. From our first meeting I felt immediately more at ease and totally confident Moira would achieve the best possible outcome for my girls and I. Being pregnant and very emotional at the time I really valued her warmth, kindness, wonderful guidance and outstanding professionalism. She was always at the end of the phone to put my mind at ease which was of great comfort. I will always be profoundly grateful to Moira as she made this very stressful time tolerable. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome overall. J.B. April 2014
I just want to thank you big time for the excellent job you did at mediation. F J 23.12.2012
You responded quickly to my initial phone call to you and made me feel confident of a good outcome..which happened.
You have been wonderful and I thank you for a professional job but also the support you gave me I am looking forward to my new home and life. TJ September 2014
You have done a great job of mediating a difficult situation. AF. September 2014
Thanks for your time and assistance. I thought you lead the meeting well and the agreement has given me confidence to be a good parent to our kids. SM. November 2014
I thought you were very professional and your service was outstanding. JH October 2014
Thank you for your skillful work with us on Friday. B W. August 2014
I cannot thank Moira enough for her support and guidance through this dark period in my life. Moira has worked with me for over two years during the period since my separation - on property, care of children and DV proceedings. She has worked tirelessly for the best outcome for my children and me to secure our future. Moira’s experience and professionalism are further enhanced by her genuinely caring and sympathetic manner. I have been extremely emotional at times and Moira has been endlessly patient and kind, but also rational and practical. I have felt totally confident in Moira’s decisions and recommendations and know I could not have found a better person to help and guide me through this process.LM June 2016
I have dealt extensively with Moira over a period of two years. During that time Moira has served to take care of the legal matters professionally, and has provided wise personal counsel. Her caring and sympathetic manner, coupled with the kind way she helped me address the important issues, gave me confidence in securing the best possible outcome for my daughter and I, to secure our future. – J M
I have dealt extensively with Moira over a period of two years. During that time Moira has served to take care of the legal matters professionally, and has provided wise personal counsel. Her caring and sympathetic manner, coupled with the kind way she helped me address the important issues, gave me confidence in securing the best possible outcome for my daughter and I, to secure our future. October 2016 JT
Collaborative Settlement. In an emotionally charged environment, Moira is a voice of reason and calm, supported by years of experience. She helped me navigate through a terrain which could have been fraught with drama and lengthy battles. She enabled me to compromise and move on. I would highly recommend Moira and the collaborative law process to anyone who is willing to listen to others and make concessions for the sake of a more positive future relationship.J F, December 2016