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Perpetua Kish (Pepe)

Balance Family Law
Australian Capital Territory
Family Law, Deceased Estates
Family Law Mediation, Parenting Orders and Contact Arrangements, Property Settlement, Protection and Care Matters
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About Perpetua


Hello and welcome! I’m Pepe and I am the Director and Co-Founder of Balance Family Law.

My goal is for kindness to be considered a strength and not a weakness in the practice of law.

I am committed to improving the way couples and families experience divorce and separation.  While the law offers legal solutions, most family law issues really need a human solution. At Balance, we strive to create solutions that consider both.

Over the years, I have come to realise that many of my friends and family would struggle with legal fees if they ever had to engage a family lawyer. Family law should definitely be more accessible. So, with this in mind, my team and I have created a service that allows separating couples to swiftly and affordably resolve their family law matters, with as much (or as little) help from us as they need.

I have practised exclusively in family law since mid-2010. Before private practice, I worked as a caseworker and legal officer for the ACT statutory child protection agency, receiving consecutive Chief Minister’s Awards for Excellence for my work with families and children on the frontline. I also gained unique insights as an Associate to a Magistrate in the ACT Children’s Court while in the final years of my law degree.

I am trained in conflict management coaching, advanced collaborative law and I have obtained post-graduate qualifications in Human Services. I also am Balance’s Social Media and P.R go-to. My superpower is creative problem solving and thinking outside the box.

I am an active member of the Canberra Collaborative Family Lawyers Association and I volunteer at the ACT Women’s Legal Service.

To connect with me, you can request a complimentary phone chat or find out more by visiting my website at