We help women
Knowledge is power, and with knowledge
we can control better outcomes for ourselves.
You don't have to
We can guide you through how to find the right
lawyer to work with - to save you money and time.
A 9-page kit, providing you with links to the best emergency resources, where to turn when you’re in financial hardship, and tools to handle the situation yourself (saving on legal fees). Also learn the fundamentals of your legal position and what your next steps are.
Knowledge protects. Use it to change the course of your life
Breakaway from Convention
Legally Wise Women offers new pathways for resolution of legal matters, that are designed to reduce the overwhelm and stress, and connect women with vetted practitioners who are experts in their field of legal practice.
Legally Wise Women offers the five pillars of legal literacy – access to relevant legal information, connecting to the right legal representative, negotiation skills, the ability to read and construct legal documents, and how to assess the quality of legal service you’re receiving.
Our community includes resources to inform and educate, including free videos, and low-cost online courses.
Referrals to vetted lawyers for their expertise in a particular field and alignment with the Legally Wise Women values.
Online dispute resolution solutions that are effective while seeking to minimise the stress, time and costs associated with legal proceedings.
Frequently asked Questions
Being ‘legally wise’ is having the wisdom to navigate daily life, having more power over outcomes, and having knowledge about how things work in our system and society.
Wisdom includes emotional intelligence. This is a person’s ability to perceive, control, evaluate and express emotions. Not having this ability puts women at more of a disadvantage than they already are – because the legal industry is set up by men, for men. The legal industry already has biases against women. Legally Wise Women advocates that learning and increasing emotional intelligence is an important determinant of successfully navigating any legal issue … and a successful life.
Knowledge is power. Hence, legal wisdom is gained through education; but education in the frank and realistic terms of the modern world that is actually accessible for women to use. Rather than indoctrination into the legal fraternity and jargon, women need to be able to navigate issues they find in everyday life, and understand how to manoeuvre wisely through the legal system for their best possible outcome.
Kerry wants all women to understand the systemic issues we face and the financial reality for women in Australia. Kerry has started a series of Financial Movement free events, to educate women on the stark financial realities that women still face. For Kerry it is not about money, it’s about the choices you get to make when you need it the most.
Kerry Ashbook – Life You Choose
Karen became a co-founder of Legally Yours and in 2017, Karen was appointed CEO. Since this time, Karen has scaled Legally Yours significantly, taking it from a bespoke matching service based primarily in Victoria, to a national, automated online service that connects community with fixed-fee and value based pricing lawyers Australia wide.
Karen Finch – Legally Yours
Anne-Marie also works as a Mediator with couples going through separation to help them reach a peaceful, amicable separation, so they can co-parent peacefully together. She incorporates mindfulness practices into her coaching and mediation sessions.
Anne-Marie Cade – Divorce Right