LEGAL. EMOTIONAL. FINANCIAL. RESPECTFUL. SOLUTIONS.

We are on a mission to help separated people achieve better divorce outcomes. We will disrupt the industry to inspire a change to the traditional way divorce is negotiated. We will use our influence to create a positive social change and reduce the negative impact of divorce on the overall community.

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.

Our experienced and qualified team strive to provide a divorce experience that breaks away from the conventional mold of lengthy, hostile and complex negotiations so that decisions related to things like the division of assets, living arrangements and child support are done so with your family wellbeing at the core.

This holistic approach to divorce has inspired us to create and introduce a wellbeing program that gives you access to helpful information and supports throughout your journey to achieve an amicable and fair settlement. Contact us and ask us how this might work for you.

MEET ROSE COCCHIARO!

SOLICITOR – DIRECTOR
“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, winner of the prestigious award ‘Thoughtleader of the year 2019’ in the Lawyers Weekly awards, is the founder and passionate driving force behind the Resolve Divorce ethos. She is a true visionary and thoughtleader.

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.

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.

  • Divorce wellbeing campaigner
  • Leader
  • Speaker
  • Writer

Rose lives in Adelaide with her husband, two tweens and a cute chubby new baby.

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Talents
Making things happen!

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

MEET CHANEL MARTIN!

SENIOR SOLICITOR

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.

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Talents
Collaborative practice
Complex property settlements
High conflict parenting matters

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: Thai
Country: Mexico
Book: Anything recommended by her amazing book club.

Coffee
Latte

Contact
chanel@resolvedivorce.com.au
08 7228 6110

MEET ASHLEE WACHTEL!

SOLICITOR

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 knowledgable. 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’s love of Family Law started through her University studies when she found Family Law to be an area of law where she truly felt that she could make a difference to people’s lives. This passion for the area led her to be awarded the University Prize for the top student studying Family Law in her year level and she hasn’t looked back since.

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Talents
Keeping calm and empathetic in what can often be a stressful time for her clients and helping them achieve their best possible outcome.

Life
In her free time, Ashlee loves spending time with her friends and family and her pet dog, Maggie the Labrador. You will also often be able to find Ashlee in the kitchen baking anything sweet (particularly chocolate flavoured!)

Loves
Ashlee loves to keep fit, whether that be by walking her dog along the beach in Summer or attending her regular KX Pilates workouts. She is also a passionate Adelaide Crows supporter and loves her footy.

Coffee
Doesn’t drink coffee but loves a cup of Tea!

Contact
ashlee@resolvedivorce.com.au
08 7228 6110

MEET MADELEINE BETRO!

SOLICITOR

Madeleine is a member of the Resolve team that is driven by a passion to help people and to understand and empower her clients to obtain the best outcomes for them.

She is Resolve quality because she is detail oriented and smart, yet creative and non-conventional in her approach, allowing her to provide more out of the box approaches to difficult situations.

Confident and influencing, she is also balanced, friendly and relatable. These communication skills and solutions focused approach, fit perfectly at Resolve. Madeleine is a part of our team because she is enthusiastic about the law and has high standards for her clients.

She is well equipped in family law issues with plenty of hands on experience previously in her career. Madeleine has the perfect mix of qualifications for a family lawyer; having both a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and Behavioural Science (Psychology) degree. This means she knows the law and she knows people- and it is what motivates Madeleine to give her clients the best.

In Madeleine’s spare time she volunteers for the Hutt St Centre on the Beans Talk Coffee Cart around Adelaide.

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Talents

  • Finding pragmatic solutions for clients
  • Negotiating settlements for clients
  • Resolving the legal issues and having fun doing it

Life
When Madeleine is not in the office she is with her family in the Barossa Valley or spending time with friends. You will often find Madeleine taking time to rejuvenate with a glass of wine or a yoga class.

Loves
Madeleine loves spending her weekends hiking in Adelaide’s beautiful conservation parks or at the beach.
Yoga. Wine. Beach.

Coffee
Long black

Contact
madeleine@resolvedivorce.com.au
08 7228 6110

MEET JUDE SCHWARTZKOPFF!

MANAGER OF OPERATIONS, THE OFFICE AND EVERYONE IN IT!

Jude is a member of the Resolve team because she oozes empathy and has a strong passion for creating warm environments where people feel supported and cared for. This is a quality she shares with the team and all the clients she meets.

Jude can be recognised by the huge smile she wears however, more than just a happy face, Jude brings a wealth of experience and sophistication to her role as Operations Manager with us. Prior to Resolve, Jude successfully managed and grew six diverse businesses, all of which have gone on to acclaimed success. It is her experience with real businesses that gives Jude the perspective we need here at Resolve, as we know she is not limited by a traditional legal firm mindset- that’s why she fits in so well!

Jude gets great pleasure in creating a ‘well-oiled’ business model, where her team share her solution focused vision. Her acute business nouse and enthusiasm for creating unique solutions has led her to being our procedure Queen here at Resolve and she can commonly be known for saying – ‘do we have a procedure for this?’.

She believes that it all starts with happy clients and Jude is constantly working on ways of improving and adapting our model to create an even more customer centric approach to our offerings.

Her ability to create a positive work environment helps our team know they are appreciated and our clients feel they are being cared for in all areas by the Resolve team.

In her spare time she is renovating her house and sharing her life with her two married children and one recent addition – a very much loved grandson.

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Contact Jude on 72286110 or Jude@resolvedivorce.com.au

MEET GIORGIA MAIORANA!

LAW CLERK

Giorgia recently joined the firm to provide assistance to our busy family lawyers. She is now a valuable resource and we couldn’t imagine the office without her bubbly personality and diligent assistance.

Giorgia is in her final year of a combined Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) degree. She also studies a Diploma of Languages (Italian) hoping to one day impress her Nonno and Nonna with her semi-fluent speaking skills. In 2017, Giorgia studied at La Scuola Dante Alighieri in the Marche region of Italy, which gave her the opportunity to practice her speaking skills and eat plenty of pasta.

Giorgia also feels strongly about social justice and volunteers with Red Cross Australia.

Giorgia plans to be admitted to practice in April 2020, upon receiving her GDLP.

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Contact
giorgia@resolvedivorce.com.au
08 7228 6110

THINGS WE PRESERVE

YOUR FAMILY

Your family will end up with the result they need without tearing them apart.

YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

Respectful and civil communications is how we make sure your relationship stays in tact, despite the separation.

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YOUR ENTITLEMENTS

Providing you the ability to speak freely about what matters to you, means you end up with what you deserve.

YOUR HEALTH

A simpler and quicker process is your best way of keeping your stress and anxiety levels low.

THINGS WE PRESERVE

1

YOUR FAMILY

Your family will end up with the result they need without tearing them apart.

2

YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

Respectful and civil communications is how we make sure your relationship stays in tact, despite the separation.

3

YOUR ENTITLEMENTS

Providing you the ability to speak freely about what matters to you, means you end up with what you deserve.

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YOUR HEALTH

A simpler and quicker process is your best way of keeping your stress and anxiety levels low.

THE RESOLVE DIVORCE PROCESS

1. CALL US FOR A FREE 15 MIN CHAT

2. MEET US TO FORMULATE A PLAN

3. INVITE YOUR SPOUSE TO NEGOTIATE

4. PUT YOUR TEAM OF EXPERTS TOGETHER

5. ROUND TABLE NEGOTIATION

6. RESOLVED

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?

REDUCE THE IMPACT. FINANCIALLY. EMOTIONALLY.
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