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Founders' Story

I'm Rebecca Alleyne.  I am a Family Lawyer, Family Law Mediator, and now CEO of Divii.  I've been practicing family law for 15 years and have refined a successful client-centered mediation practice focused on negotiating and drafting Separation Agreements. 

 

Like most family lawyers, I found myself in the middle of a very busy, but inefficient practice.  I've drafted hundreds and hundreds of Separation Agreements, but I was doing everything from scratch each time or cobbling clauses together from old scenarios, cutting and pasting, and drafting and redrafting the same statements againa and again.  It took hours.  And even with all that time and effort, the agreements were still riddled with embarrassing oversights and errors.  

As my practice grew, I just couldn't keep up.  So, I created pre-programmed tools and a very comprehensive automated agreement, so that I could claim back some hours and provide the client-focussed practice I knew my clients deserved.  These tools totally changed my practice.  Not only were my clients so impressed with the service I was providing that they were referring me to their friends and family, but I was saving about 30 hours per month.  I found myself in a position of getting more referrals and actually having enough time to take on new clients! 

 

In lawyer-assisted mediations, lawyers asked about these tools and I knew that I needed to share them with my colleagues.  I didn't know how to build these tools in a way that they'd be accessible to others, so started looking for help.  I first found the incredible Bronwen Coulthard who has years of experience in the tech industry to help turn my vision into an efficient and user-friendly system.  We then found our Chief Technical Officer and co-founder, Jason Michaelwood.  Jason contributes years of technical experience and was able to bring all our plans to life.  On top of the technical experience he has, he had a unique perspective because he is married to a lawyer and hears all about the technology challenges lawyers face.  Jason is committed to bringing the legal industry the modern automated tools that other professionals have been using for years. 

 

We believe that people are already in the worst time of their lives when they separate and they turn to you to navigate them through their separation.  They want advice, guidance and an efficient end so they can move on with their lives.  We at Divii are focussed on providing an excellent platform for you, so you can provide impeccable service for your clients, so that they, in turn, can move forward in their lives.