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Vanessa Mathews Interview with Herald-Sun. Ashley Madison – Impact on Divorce in Australia?

Vanessa Mathews was asked whether she believed the Ashley Madison scandal would result in a ‘surge’ in divorces?
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Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists e-newsletter

Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists has initiated an e-newsletter, to be published monthly with an family law article of interest to professionals including accountants, financial advisers and mental health workers. Please email if you would like to receive the newsletter.

Vanessa Mathews, Melbourne Divorce Lawyer, Guest Speaker at Mental Health Professionals Network Seminars

Mental health professionals often work with clients also navigating the complex family law process. My seminars ‘Client Care Through the Family Law Process’ provide mental health professionals (members of the Mental Health Professionals Network, MHPN) with practical information about the issues which they and their client are likely to encounter, including separation, divorce, child custody, property settlement, financial agreements, etc. Professionals issues surrounding the preparation of Family Court reports, confidentiality and subpoena and are discussed. The seminars are eagerly received, with stimulating questions and discussion throughout. As a family law specialist and qualified social worker, I feel particularly pleased to be able to support mental health professionals throughout Melbourne with their work with this particularly vulnerable group of family law clients.

Family Law Mental Health Seminars

Vanessa Mathews of Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists continues to deliver seminars to mental health professionals in the Melbourne CBD and metropolitan area.

The seminar, ‘Client Care Through the Family Law Process’ provides psychologists, psychiatrists, GPs, school counsellors, occupational therapists, and the like with the opportunity to better understand the family law process, so that they may be better able to assist their clients as they move through this.

Topics of particular interest include:
Counselling and confidentiality
Counselling children and parental consent
What do I do if I am served with a subpoena to produce my file to the Family Court
Providing an expert report to the Family Court.

Please contact Vanessa on if you would like her to speak to your group.

Vanessa Mathews and Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists Recognized

Vanessa Mathews and Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists have been recognised as a ‘LEADING VICTORIAN FAMILY LAWYER’ and a ‘LEADING VICTORIAN FAMILY LAW FIRM’ by Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession.

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Click here to watch a welcome video by Vanessa Mathews and learn how she assist you with your divorce and family law issues:

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Vanessa Mathews and the team of family law professionals invite you to browse the Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists website, to search for the answers to your questions:

Otherwise, feel free to telephone us with your questions – 1300 635 529.

We’ll happily take your call.