Monique Rosshandler


Monique began her career in Law as a solicitor for Victoria Legal Aid in 2001. She has more than 15 years experience assisting families navigate separation and divorce.

Monique is a Nationally Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Attorney-General’s Department, and a Nationally Accredited Mediator. She has extensive experience facilitating, drafting and advising on parenting, maintenance and property agreements. Monique is extremely child and future focused.

Monique brings understanding and empathy to her role as a mediator. Her knowledge and experience in Family Law enables her to help her clients make sense of the process of Family Law, and clarify the choices available to them and then support them in the implementation of their decisions. She has successfully helped countless families reach agreements, keeping them out of the court process and thereby saving them time, money and further emotional distress.

Sharonne Slonim


Sharonne began her legal career in 1999 in Property and Finance at Mills Oakley. Sharonne is a Nationally Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Attorney-General’s Department and a Nationally Accredited Mediator.

With a background in both Law and Psychology, Sharonne has extensive experience facilitating and documenting mutually beneficial outcomes in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors, as well as a deep understanding of the complexities of relationships and developmental needs of children. 

Sharonne has a reputation for being calm, compassionate, and respectful and adopting a constructive approach to dispute resolution with a focus on the best interests of children and practical, future-focused outcomes.

Karen Goldenberg

Senior Mediator

Karen is an experienced mediator and lawyer and has held senior positions for many years. She is a Nationally Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Nationally Accredited Mediator.

Karen has helped hundreds of families navigate the process of separation and understands  the emotional and practical issues that can arise. These often involve complex parenting and financial considerations. She has an empathetic, caring and practical approach, assisting families to move forward to resolution.

Karen mentors younger mediators and has coached students for both mediator National Accreditation at Monash university and the post graduate Family Dispute Resolution diploma at Relationships Australia.

Her previous experience as a commercial and property lawyer enables her to mediate complex financial and property settlements. She has mediated many court referred property disputes.

Karen also conducts Elder Mediations working with siblings, parents and other family members, helping to negotiate a way forward in both financial and relationship issues.