We’re With You Every Step of The Way
My name is Selena James. I am the Practice Director of Future Family Law. Since 2006 I have been practising exclusively in family law, and I am deeply passionate about the work and the outcomes for my clients.
People often ask me why family law? For me, it is the human element, the journey and the wonderful people I meet through my work. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a client blossom, learn and grow into an independent, confident and secure person through the separation process. I believe every person deserves to find happiness and hope for their future. Our relationships and the separation that sometimes follows is part of our life story – it is an experience that shapes us as human beings. Seeing the progression of an individual from the lost and broken person that sat in the initial consultation, to the future focused and hopeful individual gives me immense satisfaction in my work.
Throughout the early 2000’s, I worked in general practice covering areas such as conveyancing, property development, criminal law, leasing, wills and estate planning and mortgage advice. This experience provided me with invaluable and essential knowledge to hone my niche in family law.
I am a country girl, I grew up in Central Queensland and have worked across different regions of Australia including Perth and the Sunshine Coast before becoming a North Brisbane local. The various moves provided me with exposure to outstanding mentors and some exceptional firms and colleagues from whom I have learnt and grown over the years. This has given me firm resolve about how I want to practice family law and who I can best assist with the family law process
The slogan “Real people, real problems, real solutions” derives from my values and ethos. I am empathetic and compassionate, but also realistic and practical in my advice and dealings with my clients. I am also strong, respectful and collaborative with opponents. My goal is to empower my clients to navigate their way through what is often a rocky road fraught with many challenges both emotionally, financially and practically, resulting in a happy and conflict-free future.
I also believe that fixed fees are achievable and that this cost structure provides clients with certainty and flexibility. This fee arrangement also fosters efficiency in the way we deliver outcomes for our clients.
We believe that empowerment and knowledge are the best tools to equip you for your separation journey. We will help you to set goals, identify the tasks that are necessary, and assist you to make the informed decisions to move forward with your life post separation.
We do this by:
Consultation, advice and strategy
We listen and identify the issues. We develop a plan best suited to your needs and situation.
Negotiation and issues resolution
Depending on circumstances and issues we negotiate and attempt to resolve the issues in a cost effective, future focused, practical way.
Alternative dispute resolution techniques
Our techniques include collaborating with experts that can assist you to resolve the issues and move forward with your life.
Court proceedings as a last resort
We use court as a last resort or a strategy to take control and bring defiant and non-compliant parties to the table. Our focus is always on you.
At future family law we value our client experience as much as
we value our clients
Thanks for your support and guidance on Monday. You have made this process almost enjoyable 🙂
I wake each morning feeling a great weight lifted from me.
I would highly recommend Selena to handle your family law matters. Regardless of the complexity of any case, she will deliver and won't back down from bullies, intimidation and threats. Thank you once again Selena for your help. I cannot thank you enough for helping me get control back of my life. I am now starting a new life and starting to calm down a bit and enjoy life as it should be.
Thanks so much, Selena. You really have been such a rock in all of this for me and I am very glad I decided on your firm. We did pretty well, in terms of what we were up against. The world needs strong women like you on their side, so thank you. Thank you for choosing your profession and being a woman of integrity in the process. Speaks volumes.
All the best, sincerely. Has been quite the journey and one that will forever be part of my story.
Thankyou for your help it’s been invaluable but if the silly moo had just agreed to this in august we could have avoided all this, that said, I wouldn’t now have a brilliant family lawyer to recommend to my friends.
Thank you for everything you done on Friday, you made me feel relaxed while we worked through the financial & parenting agreements. I am so glad I walked away from my previous solicitor & found you.