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Perpetua Kish (Pepe)

Balance Family Law
Australian Capital Territory
Family Law, Deceased Estates
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Legally Yours and Perpetua Kish from Balance Family Law and The Kind Lawyer Project from Karen Finch on Vimeo.

In this interview, Legally Yours CEO, Karen Finch, sits down with Perpetua ‘Pepe’ Kish, Director of Balance Family Law and Co-Founder of The Kind Lawyer (TKL) project, to talk about the story behind why TKL was created, how it works, and how the TKL community aims to educate both lawyers and clients on the importance of being kind during the separation process.

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Perpetua ‘Pepe’ Kish Bio

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