At Resolve Divorce, we are collaborators.
We help to navigate the legal process of separation and divorce through an approach that encourages mutually beneficial compromise without the negativity or emotional toll of traditional pathways.
The divorce experience we provide encourages honest, transparent and respectful negotiations so that decisions related to things like the division of assets, living arrangements and child support are done so with your family’s wellbeing at the core.
Our lawyers take their responsibility beyond the legal advice and consider our role more holistically as guiders and supporters for you, our clients. We have a wellbeing program which gets you prepared for the process through a series of steps designed to ensure you achieve your best outcome; whatever that means for you.
We are motivated to serve the community in a client-centric way that provides transformative experiences for you, our clients.
“I’ve never been comfortable with common practice; like other challenging milestones in life, divorce is a crucial time where individuals need nurturing, support and positive guidance to move forward in a resolute way, with their wellbeing in tact.”
Rose is the founder and passionate driving force behind Resolve Divorce. She is a true visionary and thoughtleader in the family law space.
Rose founded Resolve as she was compelled to right the wrongs she witnessed from years of litigation and wanted to provide a resolution focused approach to divorce that nurtures the overall wellbeing and personal growth of people and their families. She believes in supporting the community to demand more from their legal experience during divorce and is determined to disrupt the legal industry to promote social change.
With a high level of charm and cheekiness and a desire to have everything done yesterday, Rose is an energetic, determined and inspiring thought leader making sure Resolve is making headlines and moving fast in the legal industry nationwide.
As a multi-award finalist of many prestigious awards categories including a finalist in 2019 Innovator of the year – Firm at the Women in law awards, 2018 Telstra Business Awards Emerging and Energised and a Leading Family Law firm in the Doyle’s guide 2017, 2018 and 2019, Rose and Resolve Divorce, have been acknowledged and celebrated for their innovative and non-traditionalist, customer centric approach to the practice of family law.
As if she isn’t busy enough, Rose has this year embarked on a Certified Divorce coaching course run out of the USA to continue to develop her skills to help clients safely navigate their divorce experience.
Collaborating and working with businesses and people to champion the notion of divorce wellbeing is what motives Rose every single day. To connect Rose with your business, event or for media comment, contact us.
Rose lives in Adelaide with her husband, two tweens and a cute chubby new baby.
Chanel is a leading senior family lawyer full of ambition, influence and empathy. She is able to truly help her clients because she has a strong ability to connect deeply to them.
She emulates the true spirit of Resolve, as she strongly believes in out of court dispute resolution and works closely with clients to achieve positive outcomes for them whilst always giving sensible and realistic advice. She has a deep knowledge of all aspects of family and relationship law and adopts the Resolve Divorce holistic approach when assisting her clients. This means that Chanel draws from a range of professionals within the Resolve Network to ensure that client’s have the best chance at creating a positive future, post separation.
Before Resolve, Chanel was 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, gives her greater perspective when it comes to negotiating. It also comes in handy in matters that need court intervention and so, makes her our “go to” for any matters that go that way.
Chanel 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. 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 the judiciary.
Chanel is super clever. She completed her Masters in Law (Family Law) at the College of Law in 2019. In the same year, Chanel was recognised as a Finalist in the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards (Family Law) and also a Finalist in the Australian Law Awards (Rising Star of the Year).
Chanel is passionate about making a difference. She is a Board Member at Australian Red Cross and has been for years. She is also a member of the Young Lawyers’ Committee at the Law Society of South Australia and a member of the organising committee for the Family Law Section National Family Law Conference 2020.
Ashlee is an intelligent and passionate lawyer who is no stranger to the intricacies of family law and the intimate needs of clients and their families.
What you will get with Ashlee is a determined and sharp mind behind a polite and kind smile.
Ashlee is as empathetic as she is knowledgeable. She was drawn to work with us at Resolve Divorce predominately because our approach to Family Law and achieving positive outcomes for our clients resonated with her values.
Ashlee joined us after having spent all of her prior career working in Family Law both in Melbourne and Adelaide. As is becoming a common theme for us here at Resolve, Ashlee started her career as a Judge’s Associate for Judge Hartnett (as Her Honour then was) in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia at Melbourne. Thankfully she returned back to Adelaide and progressed to working in private practice in a prominent local family law firm.
Ashlee completed her Masters in Family Law at the College of Law in 2021 and was awarded The Paul & Paul Sandra Paul Memorial Prize for the best graduating student. Ashlee was also recognised as a Finalist in the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards (Family Law) in 2021.
Melanie is a senior Family Lawyer with almost a decade of experience under her belt. She is known for achieving results for her clients that reflect their needs and goals. Melanie prides herself on giving realistic and honest advice and a clear path forward to resolution.
Melanie shows empathy while providing holistic advice that not only addresses her clients’ legal questions but also their goals as they move forward with their life. She was originally drawn to working at Resolve as she believes that the best outcomes are achieved while working within a team of other professionals including accountants, financial advisors and counsellors where required.
Melanie has a background in complex settlements involving family trusts and other corporate structures drawn from her early experience in general practice and sharp attention to detail. She has spent the majority of her career at a highly regarded local firm working exclusively in Family Law before joining Resolve.
Melanie is also passionate about community. She is the former co-chair of the Young Lawyers’ Committee and a member of the Family Law Committee and Law Society Council.
Vanessa is dedicated, ambitious and motivated both as a solicitor and in her everyday life.
She has practiced in the area of family law since her admission and is experienced at identifying and analysing complex legal issues as well as guiding clients through what can be a stressful time in their lives.
Vanessa has a passion for settling disputes respectfully and empowering parties in a dispute to choose their own pathway to resolution. This passion stems from her understanding of the impact separation can have on families. Having been Collaboratively trained early in her career, Vanessa is equipped with the skills to achieve results for her clients that take into account their goals, interests and concerns as well as their overall wellbeing. Vanessa applies her Collaborative skills to every matter even if it proceeds down the litigation path.
She is driven, hardworking, and is known for coming up with creative and dynamic solutions to even the most complex of problems. Full of life and positive energy, Vanessa has a great connection with her clients, colleagues, and other members of the profession.
Vanessa is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals as well as the Collaborative SA Practice Group.
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?