I am very grateful to Ioanita and her team who have supported me and taken the time to assist me in my parenting and property settlement resolved in the collaborative process. I was looking for a better and less expensive option than court after hearing stories from friends about their court costs over $100k and the process which can turn quite nasty. I believe the collaborative process with Ioanita as the collaborative lawyer was the best way forward for our family as I wanted to remain on good speaking terms with the father of my children.
I have recently had our Consent Orders sealed in the Family Court and I couldn’t be happier. My children are happy that their parents went through a non-adversarial process and they had a chance to voice their opinions to the Child Consultant and Coach in our matter, Ms Rebecca Burnett-Smith, of Dee Why.
Ioanita and Rebecca were professional, compassionate and both worked tirelessly to assist me whilst I was in a very stressful and difficult separation as my ex -husband and I were living under the same roof.
I have no hesitation in recommending Ioanita and her team as excellent professionals dedicated to a more civil way of resolving property and parenting matters without going to Court.
Paula, May 2016 – North Manly – Divorce matter
I found Ioanita Gentles simply by walking past her office one day at a point in my life when I needed a family lawyer, and I am so pleased that I did. From that very first meeting I knew that Ioanita would be exactly the kind of lawyer I needed to work with – kind when I needed kindness, strong when I needed strength and knowledgeable when I was completely lost in the divorce process. I never felt that she was anything other than supportive of my needs and concerns.
Ioanita is a specialist in Collaborative Family law, and on her recommendation my husband and I decided we would try the process to see if we could get through our divorce amicably. Overall this was extremely successful and I would definitely suggest that anyone going through a divorce consider the collaborative route – it is quicker, it is cheaper and it encourages the couple to remain civil despite the tense emotions that inevitably come into play during a divorce.
Liz, April 2016 – Balgowlah Heights – Divorce matter
Thank you for organising my Consent Orders out of time. That was fantastic and I’m really happy with how little time it took to obtain the sealed Orders
and transfer the unit into my name. Best wishes,
Cynthia, September 2015 – De facto property
Thank you so much for all your hard work and tireless effort you have and still are putting into my case.
I realise what you are doing for me is “huge”. So heartfelt, thank you and much appreciated. Sincerely, Maddy.
Maddy, September 2015 – De facto property court matter
Thank you for your common sense advice to my property dispute. I’m very pleased to say that you have greatly helped me to bring this long standing matter to a very successful conclusion.
Jake, April 2015 – Property matter
I would like to express my sincere thanks for dealing with my case in a down to earth and practical way which has helped us both to move on.
Ashley, March 2015
Thanks to you and your firm’s no nonsense attitude, I have now managed to settle this mess out of court.
Rod, March 2015 – Parenting court matter
Given the complication of our separation under the same roof, Ioanita was able to clearly draft our affidavits with sensitivity allowing the process to run smoothly. I have no hesitation in recommending Gentles Family Lawyers given Ioanita’s wealth of experience and caring manner. Thank you for all your help.
Angelina – Joint Divorce
I can say that the whole matter was dealt with in a very professional, prompt and understanding way. Was obviously the first time I had been through the divorce process and everything was explained in a clear and concise manner and could be easily understood, which was a great help in what was a testing time for both my ex-wife and myself. Would not hesitate to recommend the services of Gentles Family Lawyers.
Brett – Divorce Matter
Just a quick thanks to your firm for work carried out so far and a special thank you to you Ioanita. She has been an absolute pleasure to deal with and a great asset to your company.
Paul – Family Law
To Ioanita and Greg and all the team. Thank you for all the help and assistance, very much appreciated.
Kevin – Family Provision Claim