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Welcome to Marguerite Picard Family Lawyer – A Collaborative Divorce Lawyer in Melbourne

A place where you can feel safe, looked after and cared for during separation and divorce.

Hello, I am Marguerite Picard, an Accredited Specialist Family Lawyer. I am a Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator with a Hawthorn-Camberwell based practice. My practice is built on care and competence. I specialise in helping people who are thinking about separation, and helping couples who have decided to separate or divorce to do that as amicably as possible, without going to Court. I see my job as facilitating agreements knowing that each individual needs different kinds of support during separation.

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I work in collaborative practice and mediation, and I know that the kind of lawyer you choose will have a big effect on your emotional and financial wellbeing. If you are like most separating couples, you will need some help to discuss your finances, living arrangements for your children, the living expenses of both households and to get legal sign-off on your agreements. That is what I specialise in doing. Amicably. More often than not, I work with psychologists and counsellors as well as financial planners to help you reach the best agreements possible, by integrating appropriate advice as part of settlement negotiations.

Separation and divorce conducted in a respectful, friendly, collaborative manner will avoid unnecessary conflict and conserve your savings. I know how true this is, because I once worked in the ‘old fashioned way’, going to Court, billing by the hour, and flying solo.

My practice covers all aspects of Family Law including Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Financial Agreements, spousal maintenance, child support, child custody, plus superannuation and property division.

By consulting me, you are not going down the path to unavoidable divorce. I regularly work with counsellors who can provide support for you as an individual, or for couples. This may be about making the decision to separate, or it may be about staying together.

Should you decide to separate from your partner, you can have confidence that my style of practice means it is almost always possible to reach an amicable settlement with your partner.

“Collaboration not litigation” by Marguerite Picard, Family Divorce Lawyer Melbourne

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