Divorce can be messy, we're here to simplify it.


Going through a divorce can be a huge challenge. An average amicable divorce costs upwards of $20,000, while a high-conflict divorce can cost anywhere from $50,000 to hundreds of thousands. From the emotional toll it takes on everyone involved, to the financial pressures that it brings and the time it sucks up, divorce can be a nightmare.


It doesn’t have to be this way.


Divorcing well is possible, with the right support by your side.

Know What We Do

About Equal Exes

Our team will help you take the high road, and make the best possible decisions for your future based on your wants, needs, and concerns.

The team specialises in ensuring clients, like yourself, get the positive result you deserve when it comes to settling your relationship property settlements.

When times are tough you need someone to hold your hand and guide you in a positive direction so you can move forward and have a new beginning.

All our Equal Exes Coaches have had similar experiences, and are hugely passionate about helping people reduce the emotional and financial toll that separation can have.

In other words, we want to help you divorce well.

Equal Exes is the leading separation/divorce coaching business in New Zealand.

Whether you are on the fence about whether you should leave or not, are a couple who want to go through the process amicably, or are already embroiled in a messy separation, we would love to help.

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Know Who We Are

Meet Bridgette Jackson

Bridgette is the Founder of Equal Exes. She launched the business in 2019, after going through her own high-conflict, five-year divorce.

She is an experienced entrepreneur, with many years in the public eye within the women’s health space. Bridgette is a Divorce & Settlement Expert, a CDC Certified Divorce/Separation Coach, a qualified lawyer, and has a post-graduate dispute resolution qualification. 

Bridgette is also a trained mediator and has found that many clients (& ex-spouses) are willing to be amicable, collaborate, and undertake informal mediations around their custody and relationship property matters. This avoids the parties having to engage in legal battles that ultimately place more stress and expense on both parties.

Combining her own experience and qualifications, she decided to train as a divorce coach and a settlement strategist – and she never looked back after a very traumatic divorce.

Now, her goal is to help other people avoid those pitfalls and mistakes as they go through their own divorce journeys.



Don't just take our word for it, find out more about what our clients are saying.


What Bridgette has helped me achieve has literally been life-changing. I felt trapped, had tried to enact change in my relationship for coming up to 5 years, then I met Bridgette and from that point forward she kept me focused, strong and achieved a separation that will have a material difference in our lives. If it wasn’t for Bridgette we would all still be living a miserable existence under the same roof. Now we are all happy, confident, and settled.


Bridgette is able to openly and authentically lay on the table what is front of mind for me. To work it through without worrying that I'm overstepping friendship bounds, that it may change a friend's opinion of me, or get back to my ex-wife somehow. And, getting considered, insightful, intelligent advice and support from people who are experts in this area that is so foreign to me, is pure gold.


I reached out to Bridgette at the most stressful time in my life. I was not familiar with the NZ legal system. She helped me step by step through every aspect of the process. From finding the right lawyer, getting organised for divorce to managing my emotions. I am very grateful and fortunate that Bridgette was part of my journey. The amount of assistance and information she gave me was exceptional. She is very professional and always available when needed. I highly recommend Bridgette.


When I went and saw Bridgette, she completely understood me. I didn’t have to prove anything. Normally when I explain the situation I was in, people think it sounds crazy. But she’s been through it and has seen all walks of life go through divorces. By the time I reached Bridgette, I had already hit the end button – but she’s really the person you want to connect with when you think your marriage is going to implode, not after it already has. She wants to save people from going through what she and I both went through.


I spent a whole year trying to find people who could help. Finally, I was put in touch with Bridgette. You could say she was my last resort. In my first consultation, I told her about my situation. It was just good to hear that someone understands and can help; it’s not just me going through it. I was lost and didn’t know which way to turn next. From being stuck and not being able to do anything, she’s given me some hope that things are going to get sorted in the future.


You cannot fathom the emotions you encounter as a divorce is such a rollercoaster. The tools and strategies Bridgette gave me help me navigate my journey from the start to the end of the process. She really took the burden off my shoulders.

    Create your happy future with Equal Exes.