Hello and welcome! I’m Pepe and I am the Director and Co-Founder of Balance Family Law.
My goal is for kindness to be considered a strength and not a weakness in the practice of law.
I am committed to improving the way couples and families experience divorce and separation. While the law offers legal solutions, most family law issues really need a human solution. At Balance, we strive to create solutions that consider both.
Over the years, I have come to realise that many of my friends and family would struggle with legal fees if they ever had to engage a family lawyer. Family law should definitely be more accessible. So, with this in mind, my team and I have created a service that allows separating couples to swiftly and affordably resolve their family law matters, with as much (or as little) help from us as they need.
I have practiced exclusively in family law since mid-2010. Before private practice, I worked as a case worker and legal officer for the ACT statutory child protection agency, receiving consecutive Chief Minister’s Awards for Excellence for my work with families and children on the frontline. I also gained unique insights as an Associate to a Magistrate in the ACT Children’s Court while in the final years of my law degree.
I am trained in conﬂict management coaching, advanced collaborative law and I have obtained post-graduate qualiﬁcations in Human Services. I also am Balance’s Social Media and P.R go-to. My super power is creative problem solving and thinking outside the box.
I am an active member the Canberra Collaborative Family Lawyers Association and I volunteer at the ACT Women’s Legal Service.
When I am not lawyering… (read more)
I am passionate environmentalist and animal lover. I advocate for kinder lawyering and living through my instablog, The Kind Lawyer and through my volunteer work at local sanctuaries and community organisations. Once upon a time I was an actor and performer, but these days I am happy being a dance mum to my two lively daughters and wife to my ﬁreﬁghting husband.
My team and I are excited to help you create balance harmony during and after your divorce.