Joelene commenced her family law career as an articled clerk in 2003 with a prominent Gold Coast firm, the first boutique family law firm in the country. 

She is an Accredited Specialist (Family Law) with the Queensland Law Society and has extensive experience in all facets of family law including parenting matters, property and financial disputes, de facto and same sex relationships and financial agreements. 

Joelene is particularly interested in and has advised on cases that span internationally, such as matters that involve cross-border jurisdictions, enforcement of foreign judgements, overseas assets, and international child abductions (Hague Convention).

Joelene is an advocate for alternate dispute resolution and works cooperatively with other professionals to maximise the possibility of an out-of-court settlement.

Complementary to her practise in family law, Joelene also advises clients in relation to wills and estate planning matters.