• Family Support

Coaching, referral and planning for all aspects of dealing with your new life.

Support for your life issues as well as your legal issues

At Umbrella, we understand that when you’re separating you need more than just legal advice- we’re here to support you through all of the practical issues that arise as you move into your new life.

Embarking on a new chapter in life can be daunting. Think of us as your trusty sidekick, your biggest supporter, and your go-to guide rolled into one.

In addition to guiding you through the legal issues, if you want us to we will also provide practical and emotional assistance and referrals as needed to take you from overwhelm to order, and share in your triumphs and challenges all free of charge when you become our client. Let’s tackle this path together and pave the way to your fresh start!

Support for your life issues as well as your legal issues
Life issues our support program can help you consider and tackle:
Life issues our support program can help you consider and tackle:

Life issues our support program can help you consider and tackle:

  • 1

    Health and Wellbeing

  • 2

    Household Management

  • 3

    Parental Support

  • 4

    Career and Business

  • 5

    Home and Garden

  • 6


Speak to your lawyer or to our friendly support team if you would like to know more.

We’ve been trusted to guide you through complex and emotionally charged situations.

QLooking after your health and wellbeing

  • Emotional support
  • Referrals and questions for counsellors and medical and allied health professionals
  • Gathering your team of helpers

QHousehold Management

  • Sorting your bills
  • Managing your finances now and in the future
  • Day to day household skills, cooking, housework, mechanics – wherever your gaps are.

QParental Support

Finding the right school, extra curricular activities, child care, support network.

QCareer and Business

Support for issues around starting a new job, changing career or starting a new business.

QHome and Garden

Helping you choose where you live and how it looks, inside and out.


  • Changes to clothes, appearance, image
  • Finding you a partner or friends, helping you build or re-build personal connections
  • Finding a hobby or lifestyle that brings you joy.


Referring you to trusted colleagues for legal advice and documents you may need for the next stage of your life.

About your Life Coordinators

Eve Smith and Jane Libbis are friends and family lawyers who share a passion for helping people improve their lives.

Eve is a mum of two very active boys and knows the demands that life can place on a family, especially when the family moves from the UK to Australia!

Having been a full-time step-parent, Jane personally understands the twists and turns of the post-separation journey and has watched children adapting to new arrangements.

Jane and Eve enthusiastically embrace life – juggling their businesses, their own families and caring for older parents as well as occasionally finding time to look after themselves. They have experienced life’s highs and lows and know that sometimes, we all need a hand to help us move forward.

Eve loves everything glitzy and glamorous. She believes there is always a place to sparkle and Jane loves love, all things heart-shaped, and the colour red. She believes life is better with passion.

Together, they look forward to helping you through your own Pivotal Life Moments.

About your Life Coordinators

You’re not alone.

Navigating family law can feel overwhelming. Over the years, we’ve discovered that one of the biggest things missing from the process is the reassurance others have been where you are.

Umbrella Family Law