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About Resolve Divorce

When you need divorce to work

Legal. Emotional. Financial. Respectful. Solutions.

Resolve Divorce was created out of the need to improve the way couples experience divorce in Australia and to help lessen the impact.

We promote a better way of divorce; an all-in-one solution. One that finalises your settlement legally, supports you emotionally and sets you on the right path financially, whilst at all times remaining respectful.

Our pathway helps parties reach a fast, amicable settlement wherever possible. With the added benefit of access to our network of independent experts such as accountants, financial planners, therapists and psychologists (just to name a few), we make sure you are supported at each stage of the process.

Wherever you are on your journey through divorce, we will lead you to the right outcome.

Trust us and let us guide you through to the sunnier side.

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Rose Cocchiaro

Solicitor - Director

Rose is an Accredited Specialist in family law (one of few only in SA).

After having worked at a few of the most prominent family law firms in Adelaide for more than 15 years, Rose began Resolve Divorce as she recognised the devastating impact of divorce on families and that couples and children deserved a better way.

Rose promotes the Resolve Divorce Process as a smoother, more respectful way for couples to navigate divorce and helps to bring about outcomes that are tailor-made to suit individual family’s needs.

Rose has had many satisfied clients who, at the end of their settlement are able to (sometimes better than before), communicate with their former spouse respectfully with the intention of maintaining that relationship into the future; which, when children are involved, means everything!

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    Talents
    Settlements!
    Rose knows family law and is a recognised specialist. She will help guide you through to the sunnier side.

    Life 
    Rose is energetic, full of life and always suntanned.
    The glass is always half full and there is always something to smile about.

    Loves
    The beach
    Exploring the globe and other beaches
    Hanging out with her kids and hubby (on the beach)
    Long walks (down the beach)

    Coffee
    Piccolo latte (no sugar)

    Contact
    rose@resolvedivorce.com.au
    08 7228 6110

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Chanel Martin

Senior Solicitor

Chanel joined the firm in early 2017 after having worked as a Judge’s Associate for Justice Berman and Justice Dawe at the Family Court of Australia.  Her familiarity with litigation, the judicial system and court processes, makes her our go-to for all cases that require the courts intervention. She is an excellent researcher, has a strong understanding of the intricacies of family law and is always able to find solutions where unusual or complex questions of law are concerned.

Though a strong litigator, Chanel works empathetically with clients to achieve positive outcomes for them whilst always giving sensible and realistic advice.

She fits our team because she is highly motivated, innovative, and full of fresh perspective. She also has a dynamic personality and can easily relate to clients, opposing solicitors, professional staff and of course, the judges; always a positive asset to have on your side!

Volunteering for Australia Red Cross is something Chanel feels passionately about.  She is also on the Young Lawyers’ Committee at the Law Society of South Australia.

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    Talents
    Litigation
    Complex questions of law
    Intricate property settlements
    High conflict parenting proceedings

    Life
    Chanel always has a smile on her face and can be recognised by her circular spectacle frames. She enjoys a good chardonnay, is adventurous in the kitchen, and likes spending time in the outdoors with her significant other. She also loves live music, and is an avid traveller.

    Loves
    Food: Mexican
    Country: India
    Book: Paul Kelly, How to Make Gravy

    Coffee
    Soy cappuccino

    Contact
    chanel@resolvedivorce.com.au
    08 7228 6110

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Sam (Samuel) Cummings

Senior Solicitor

Sam joined the firm in 2018, having spent the previous four years working at a specialist family law firm in Canberra. Prior to that, he began his legal career as the Legal Associate for Justice Dawe and Justice Berman of the Family Court of Australia in Adelaide. (yes, we love associates here at Resolve)
Having spent much of his family law career in court rooms means he knows what to do to keep your matter out of court but can equally handle any form of litigation capably and expertly whilst still remaining respectful and outcome focused
Sam also has an academic interest in many areas of family law and his work has been published in law journals.
Joining Resolve marks a return home to Adelaide for Sam. Whilst he will miss much about Canberra, he is enjoying having a beach less than two hours away from his home and not dealing with sub-zero weather in winter.

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    Talents

    Having an encyclopaedic knowledge of family law cases;

    Being unborable when it comes to the drier aspects of family law practice (“If you are immune to boredom, there is literally nothing you cannot accomplish” – David Foster Wallace)

    He is also talented at bench press.

    Life

    When you tell people that (1) you are a family lawyer; and (2) you are on the cusp of 30 and have formative views on starting your own family, most will say something to the effect that (1) must serve as a disincentive to (2). Speaking for myself, it’s been the opposite: I’ve never felt anything like the depth of emotion family law clients express when they talk about their kids. Being able to help people through the difficult issues that can arise when they separate from their partners is one of the many gifts that family law work offers.

    Loves

    Alphabetising his book shelf
    Hiking but only on agreeably flat trails
    Playing tennis against inferior players (rare specimens)

    Coffee
    Caramel latte

    Contact
    sam@resolvedivorce.com.au
    08 7228 6110

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Carly Paradis

Office Manager

Carly has worked in legal work for close to 20 years, working in several different areas of law before finding her way to family law where she found her passion for helping people in difficult situations.
Carly provides administrative assistance to the team at Resolve Divorce Lawyers and manages the day to day running of our office; telling each of us what to do and when!

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    Talents
    Organisational skills!

    Life
    Carly can usually be found most weekend mornings down at the beach grabbing a coffee with her partner and crazy Dobermann puppy, Wilco. She loves to travel, spend time with friends and try out new restaurants and wineries.

    Loves
    Winter and all it brings – red wine, giant roasts, open fires and walks through the lush green bushland with her partner and Wilco (I know I’m totally in the minority on this one!!!).
    Cooking and baking – usually making more mess than great food.
    Music – live bands, festivals, or just at home with the radio up very loud!
    Interior design.

    Coffee
    Skinny cappuccino.

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The Resolve Divorce Process

Did you know?

The law requires separating families who have a dispute about children to make a genuine effort to try to sort it out through family dispute resolution before filing an application for parenting orders in Court. So, what do you have to lose?

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