Helping families through change

Separation can be an emotionally challenging and difficult time for you and your children. We can help you make those important decisions about your children and property by providing a quick, cost effective alternative to court proceedings.

Depending on your needs, you might like to engage a Mediator, Lawyer or Parenting Coordinator

We have highly skilled family law professionals who provide a safe, reliable and confidential service. We work with you to help create a better future for you and your family. 

How we can help you

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Acting As Your Collaborative Lawyer

  • We represent one of you to reach agreement
  • We advise – we guide you & provide you with legal advice
  • More formal process & engagement with other professionals
  • Ideal when you need a more structured approach to avoid court

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Acting As Your Mediator

  • We help both of you reach agreement
  • We facilitate – you control the conversation
  • Less formal & simpler process
  • Ideal when you would like to work without a lawyer or you already have a lawyer

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Acting as your parenting coordinator

  • We help with ongoing parenting arrangements
  • A Parenting Coordinator keeps everyone on track and accountable
  • Managing issues to support children when they need it most
  • Fees for a Parenting Coordinator are a fraction of the usual costs with litigation

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Our experts

At Spectrum Law & Mediations we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping people navigate the difficult circumstances surrounding family separations.

Mary Louise Hatch

Mary Louise Hatch (Director)

Nationally Accredited Mediator | Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner | Parenting Co-ordinator | Lawyer

Sandy Woolley

Sandy Woolley (Director)

Mediator | Lawyer
BA LLB Grad Dip Bus Admin

What our clients say

Here’s some feedback we received from some of our happy clients.


Many thanks for your professionalism and kindness

Many thanks for your help and advice throughout the process and your professionalism and kindness are highly appreciated.

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Integrity to sincerely help us

In this journey, a few people stood out in their integrity to sincerely help us out. One was you.

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Truly grateful for your advice

I appreciate all your time, effort and support to get me through this process, Truly grateful for your advice.

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Process smooth and easy to understand

Thank you for making the process smooth and easy to understand. I was singing your praise to a friend who may engage your services in the future.

Jaya Konakov

Helped us find a different way

Mary Louise is amazing! She helped us find a different way of looking at things and work out our custody arrangements. We are now talking with each other and the kids are much happier. I would highly recommend her

Rod McKenzie

Very professional in everything they do

In our dealings with Mary Louise she has been professional, prompt and very easy to deal with. She has a wealth of knowledge in her field. Highly recommend.

Tereza Antonios

Immediately recognised our strengths and weaknesses

Mary Louise was extremely helpful in expediting our mediation. She immediately recognised our strengths and weaknesses and catered to us individually as best fit the situation. She was fair, unbiased and efficient throughout. Much more cost efficient than battling over nothing in court. Thanks

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