Ko Nga pae tawhiti,Whaia kia tata.

Ko Nga pae tata, Whakamaua kia tina.

The potential for tomorrow depends on what we do today.


Divorce can feel like an overwhelming topic to address with children. Sometimes we all get caught up in the lows and the emotions of divorce and inadvertently tell our children more than we should about what is going on between mum and dad during the divorce. Really, children just need to know what is going to affect them and what is going to affect their life.
Kelly Sutton

Statistics show that women are much more likely to initiate divorce than men. That shock and wave of emotions can hit like a tsunami leaving men unprepared for the next steps they need to take. Cultural norms can make divorce extremely complicated for men and challenging to overcome.  Society tells us that men just need to “suck it up” and “be a man”.  The harmful notion to hide or avoid any expression of their feelings causes a lot of men to turn towards destructive habits that completely derail their divorce recovery.

As a divorce coach, I frequently work with men whose partners have left them. They are often surprised by the level of anguish they experience.  It is helpful for my clients to understand each of the stages of grief, consider what stage they currently find themselves in, and think about what steps they need to take to progress to the next ones.

Kelly Sutton

Kelly Sutton

An experienced lawyer, accredited mediator and certified divorce coach Kelly specialises in pre mediation divorce coaching preparing clients to confidently navigate mediation through individualised support and skill building. Kelly can help you achieve an amicable divorce, while saving you significant cost and time and preserving those relationships important to you.

Kelly also offers a personal and supportive approach to mediation and is expert at helping clients resolve disputes in a timely and cost-efficient way.