Separation is difficult at any life stage, however, it can be particularly difficult when it occurs later in life.

In addition to understanding the family law processes, a range of other issues may need to be considered such as long term financial and health plans, elder abuse and estate planning.

Graham shares his story about how things have not turned out how as he thought they would for his later years. He is feeling weighed down with his day-to-day responsibilities and situation and like he has no support.

About the host and guests

Host Carolyn Devries, CEO of New Way Lawyers and member of the Greater Brisbane Family Law Pathways Network holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters in the management of non profit organisations, along with many other qualifications. She has worked with families in the legal and community sectors for over 20 years and is a former Telstra Business Women’s Award Winner.

Helen Baker is a Senior Financial Advisor with Godfrey Pembroke, financial advice specialists. Helen is also the founder of On Your Own Two Feet, helping women take steady steps toward financial independence.    

Eustacia Yates is a Managing Lawyer with New Way Lawyers, Australia’s first non-profit law firm. Eustacia has significant experience working with older families navigating separation and divorce.   

Collette Bots is the Director of Family Domestic Violence and Elder Law Practice from Caxton Legal Centre.