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Divorce and Separation

Aug 11, 2021

Nikki Parkinson is joined by collaborative lawyer and mediator Marguerite Picard. She is the Director of MELCA and Smart Separation. MELCA is a one stop centre for healthy divorce outside the court system. It was designed and established by Marguerite and her partners Tricia Peters and Dr Tina Sinclair in 2009, to deliver an interdisciplinary service to separating couples and families.

Marguerite is well versed in what individuals, couples and families need when they are going through a separation. She shares -  

  • What collaborative law is and why couples may choose that as opposed to the traditional family law pathway.
  • Why does collaborative law help couples in a better way?
  • What does interdisciplinary work means?
  • What’s the difference between 'settling all my cases' and interdisciplinary work?
  • Why does mediation, as opposed to collaboration, get all the headlines?
  • How to build optimism after separation.

Host: Nikki Parkinson

Guest: Marguerite Picard. Director of MELCA and Smart Separation.

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Executive Producer and Editor: Tiffany Richmond. You can contact Tiffany via her website and on Instagram @tiff__richmond.