A New Website – and a New Approach to Family Law

As we launch our new website I thought it might be useful to reflect on what we are trying to achieve and why it is important. On these blogs you will find information about divorce and separation, as well as ideas on how to take of yourself and focus on wellbeing.

Separation can be difficult. How a separation is managed will determine the quality of the outcome.

Where there are children involved, many parents can agree about ongoing arrangements and this is great but this is not always the case and sometimes parents need professional help. This is not and should never become a legal issue. Parents in this situation will benefit from receiving support, guidance and assistance from a neutral professional that will focus on the wellbeing of their children.

This is why these matters are managed by Danielle Lundberg – Danielle is an experienced psychologist who is an integral member of the Bayside Collaborative team. Danielle has the skills and expertise to guide and assist parents in ways that will remove conflict and produce good outcomes for children.

Our objective is to resolve property and financial matters in a way that removes conflict, finds common ground and achieves a fair and peaceful resolution.  That is where I come in – as an experienced family lawyer and accredited family law specialist.

Collaborative Practice is a great way to deal with these issues but there are also other ways depending of the circumstances involved. There are some legal aspects which are important but ultimately solutions need to be driven by what works in a particular situation for a particular family – not what a Court might or might not do.  This is the central basis of our approach and what we are trying to achieve.


 By Anthony Cinque, Lawyer- Bayside Collaborative – Separation Specialists

Natalie Menchikova