Joelene Nel

Senior Associate specialising in Family Law, Mediator & Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

The breakdown of a relationship and family can be a time of instability and the unknown.

With more than 10 years of experience in family law, Joelene takes away fear through compassionate service and remarkable skills in negotiation.

Her work covers all areas of family law including:-

  • Divorce,
  • Property settlement,
  • De facto relationships,
  • Parenting orders,
  • Children’s matters (including recovery orders, relocation applications and child maintenance),
  • Financial Agreements, and
  • Dispute Resolution/Mediation.

Joelene’s experience extends to Family Court trials and extensive court appearances relating to domestic violence.

Her passion for helping people overcome these challenges and build happy lives extends to volunteering at the Robina Community Legal Centre and as a mentor to early career lawyers through the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland. Joelene is also the current Treasurer of the Gold Coast District Law Association.


“Thank you for co-mediating with me today. You are a true mediator, calm, empathetic, professional, nice and patient. It was great to work with you.”

“Thanks for all your help to date, you have been excellent!”
Early Career Lawyer Mentee

“Congratulations Joelene on a terrific effort for the homeless [St Vinnies CEO Sleepout]. You and your firm are obviously lawyers with a social conscience. The legal world needs more people like you!”