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Separate Together named a Leading Innovative Firm by Australasian Lawyer


We’re excited to announce that Separate Together has been named as a leading innovative firm  by Australasian Lawyer in their 2019 Innovative Firms special report.

This report showcases Australian firms at the forefront of innovation.

Australasian Lawyer is Australia’s leading independent legal magazine, with distributions across Australia and New Zealand. Australasian Lawyer concentrates on the real issues and challenges facing today’s legal profession and the industry, with in-depth features and analysis of what really matters.

Australasian Lawyer state “The Innovation Firm award recognises Australian law firms who are at the forefront of change and innovation, either through pioneering technology, the implementation of new team structures or fresh ways of working with clients”.

From our perspective, to ‘innovate’ is to do something different, which adds value.

What makes us ‘innovative’ you wonder? Put simply, we think it’s our client centric approach to providing legal services. Yes, we’re a law firm but we recognise that people buy on emotion.

We know that divorce and separation is already hard enough and the individuals and couples who we work with are at their most vulnerable during this time. We get it—they, them, you want to avoid conflict, going to court and not spend an exorbitant amount of money on legal fees. As someone once said, using a divorce lawyer is like using an arms dealer in peace negotiations; there is an inherent conflict and self-interest so understandably you want to avoid using lawyers if possible.

So, with all of this in mind, for those individuals and couples who have a separation agreement and simply want to make it official (legal), we offer a simple, ‘easy’, and seamless experience to finalise the separation. Who wouldn’t want that, right?!

We’ve integrated technology and continue to refine and improve the experience our clients have with us. By doing so our clients can:

  • Take control and ownership of their divorce and separation, opting for our DIY service where they can prepare their own draft agreement paperwork at their own pace
  • Work together as a couple and maintain transparency throughout the process
  • Save money on the cost of finalising their divorce and separation, with our affordable fixed pricing
  • Choose whether to involve lawyers or not
  • Opt into our ‘hold your hand’ service (aka ‘done with you service’), for that extra bit of support and handholding
  • Finalise their separation quickly and easily

We’re looking forward to seeing what the future holds for further innovation in the legal industry.

We’re grateful for this nod by Australasian Lawyer for our approach and in general, for the opportunity to do what we do and work with amazing people.