FUTURE FAMILY LAW WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH THE COMPLEXITY OF FAMILY LAW AND SEPARATION
WHAT WE’RE ALL ABOUT
Future Family Law will take you through the complexity of family law and separation.
We serve real people with real problems and strive to provide solutions in a compassionate, supportive and future focused way through your separation journey.
Separation is like a roller coaster – you can’t get off until the ride is finished. You have to strap in, endure the twists and turns, sometimes it is intense and sometimes bumpy and sometimes smooth and exhilarating – my job as your lawyer is to help, empower and guide you through the process so you can make decisions that help you move on with your life.
At Future Family Law we can’t make the decisions for you, nor can we control what the other party is doing, BUT we can assist by giving you options, knowledge and strategy to navigate and hopefully shorten the journey. We strive to keep amicable co-parenting relationships respectful and intact and provide financial independence, confidence and empowerment.
We believe that there is always light at the end of the tunnel – sometimes the tunnel is longer than we think, but there is always a light.
At Future Family Law we promise to provide:
- Positive and empowering solutions to resolve the financial and parenting conflict following separation.
- Realistic, non-judgmental, practical advice and solutions to separation problems.
- Out of the box thinking and inclusive option generation.
- Strategic thinking taking into account the human (“non-legal”) elements to a separation.
- Care and understanding about the uniqueness of every separation and the individual dynamics of each relationship.
- Concise plain English communication.
- Frank and realistic cost benefit analysis of every potential solution.
- Holistic and complimentary referrals to assist our clients to move forward post separation.
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 process and into the happy future they deserve. Knowing they are completely different to the lost and broken person that sat in the initial consultation, 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 the structure provides clients with certainty and flexibility. This fee arrangement also fosters efficiency in the way we deliver outcomes for our clients.
Senior Family Lawyer
Nicole has been practicing family law in Brisbane since 2006. Nicole has a background in behavioural science specialising in child psychology and comes with a wealth of practical experience having started her legal career in a general practice firm giving her exposure to all areas of law including wills, estates, crime, business and property before she found her passion in family law.
Nicole is passionate about assisting parties to resolve their family law matters in a compassionate but pragmatic way that promotes the well being of the children that are often at the heart of the dispute. Nicole has 17 years experience in all areas of family law including divorce, children’s matters including recovery orders, property settlements, Financial/pre-nuptial agreements, child support, legally assisted mediation and domestic violence.
Chloe Blumfield is the most recent addition to Future Family Law’s growing team as our Junior Solicitor.Chloe holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Griffith University and a Graduate Diploma in Practical Legal Training. I was admitted into the Supreme Court of Queensland in June 2022.
From a young age Chloe has had a calling to practice as a lawyer with the core desire to help people. Both Chloe’s professional and personal experience allowed her to realise her deep interest and passion for family law. Chloe feel’s that it is a privilege to work with clients in this complex and sensitive area of the law and takes great pride in being genuine, empathetic, and approachable in everything that she does
Mackenzie Van Dijken
Mackenzie Van Dijken is our legal admin super star.
Mackenzie’s role is to help support our clients and make sure their family law journey is a smooth one. Mackenzie is usually a client’s first point of contact with Future Family Law. Mackenzie also provides support and assistance to our legal team in their efforts to progress matters for our clients.
Mackenzie grew up in both New South Wales and South East Queensland. Mackenzie is currently studying law and has a passion for assisting clients in family and domestic violence matters and has volunteered at Women’s Legal and has worked in a volunteer capacity supporting victims of domestic violence at local North Brisbane Magistrates Courts.
Mackenzie’s passion for family law means that she is driven to focus her practice of law in the family law space upon graduation from law school.