I'm Shelby Timmins, the heart and soul behind Divorce Done Differently.

Before stepping away from traditional legal practice, I was an Accredited Specialist in Family Law.

I have over 18 years of family law experience, much of this at one of Sydney's most respected family law firms. Realising I wanted to practise outside of court and in a more family friendly way, I stepped away from practising law and established a boutique dispute resolution business, Divorce | Done | Differently.

I hold a Masters of Law from the University of Sydney, I am a Nationally Accredited Mediator, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Divorce and Conflict Coach, Parenting Coordinator and Collaborative Professional.

I am now a faculty member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Vice President of the Collaborative Professionals NSW and founder and President of Southern Sydney Collaborative Professionals.

Watch this space as I am currently writing a divorce book for children, everything they want to know about their parents' divorce but are too afraid to ask.

Shelby Timmins 

The heart and soul behind Divorce Done Differently.  Shelby is passionate about doing things differently in the family law space.

Her hope is to support people who are going through a separation, to feel informed and supported and to work together to look at separation and divorce in a respectful and family focused way.


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Catherine Parks

Catherine has recently joined Divorce Done Differently, offering her services as a Mediator.

Catherine is a Mediator and Collaborative Law Practitioner, as well as a practising Accredited Family Lawyer.  Catherine is passionate about assisting separating or divorcing couples resolve their family dispute  without going to court.


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"I really appreciated your guidance in managing a very emotional mediation – especially considering the anxiety of my client and the grief of her former partner in coming to terms with the end of the relationship. You were patient and compassionate, which is often a crucial and a missing part of the property negotiations and mediations."

Family Law Solicitor

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