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Your family law firm on Brisbane’s Southside

Family law firm on Brisbane’s Southside

Family lawyers that are here for you.

Get personalised support from a compassionate team of family lawyers. JMR Lawyers & Mediators is here to guide you through legal practices and proceedings to achieve positive outcomes for your life and future.


Half-day or full-day mediation facilitated by a highly experienced mediator.

Family Law

Parenting disputes, divorce and property settlements.

Domestic Violence

Representation for the aggrieved or respondent with sensitivity and care.

Criminal and Traffic Offences

From minor violations to serious offences, including license suspensions and DUIs, JMR Lawyers & Mediators are here to help.

Wills & Estates

Drafting of wills and estates, estate advisory, and probate support.

How to get started

Step 1

Get in touch with us

Enquire by calling our office or filling in our contact form. We’ll endeavour to respond within 1 business day.

Step 2

Book an initial consult

Your initial consult allows us to understand your circumstances and provide you with some preliminary advice.

Step 3

Let's work together

If you’re happy to, we’ll begin onboarding you. Here, all fees will be set out, and a client services agreement will be signed.

Why we recommend mediation as a first step

In family law matters, mediation can be a great place to start. Mediation creates a lower-pressure environment where two parties are encouraged to come to an agreement that is fair and mutually beneficial. This path is typically less emotionally taxing on both parties, prioritises any children involved, and can be more cost-effective than involving the court.

When successful, mediation can lead to a quicker resolution and,  in a lot of cases, preserve family relationships through open and productive communication.

A team dedicated to supporting you & your family

At JMR Lawyers & Mediators, our legal services are based in care for you and your family. As experienced family lawyers, we have extensive knowledge and experience across parenting disputes, divorce, property settlement, and wills and estates. More importantly, we have a deep understanding of how stressful these events can be for our clients.

It's why we take a care-based approach to supporting you through these matters.

Why choose JMR Lawyers & Mediators?

Save time & money

A good family lawyer is an investment for your future. We can save you time and money by negotiating the right terms from the beginning.

Transparent fees & advice

We set fees for each stage as we go, so you always have clarity over which fees you can expect to pay as we go. Our transparent team sets clear expectations as we progress.

We work around your life

We don't expect work and your other life commitments to take a backseat throughout the process. We offer consultations online and over the phone to suit you.

Service personalised to your needs

Our team personalises how we work to you. It starts with understanding you and your needs, and shines through in our process as we work to meet those needs.

Remote appointments

Whether you're a busy professional, elderly, or have a disability, we understand making it to our office can be difficult. We offer remote appointments to make it easier on you (at an additional fee).

We're here for you

We're a highly experienced team that holds a wealth of knowledge in the family law space. It's our empathetic approach and true care for our clients that sets us apart, though.

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An experienced team that cares

With 17 years in family law, our team combines an extensive knowledge and understanding of the law with care for you. We’ll go in to bat for you but we’re always transparent, too. You’ll feel supported by a team of lawyers who are upfront and honest about likely outcomes, while fighting to get the best one for you.

It's a high level of legal support, matched with care and understanding for your situation.

Meet our team

Owner & Principal
Family, Mediation, Domestic Violence, Wills & Estates and Criminal & Traffic

Janelle is a highly respected and experienced family lawyer and the sole owner and Principal of JMR Lawyers & Mediators.

Family & Domestic Violence

Tiarna graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Law (Honors)/Bachelor of Justice in 2021 and a Graduate in Legal Practice in 2022.

Senior Paralegal

Tracy is our Senior Paralegal and our secret ingredient. 

What our clients say

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A trusted family law firm on Brisbane's Southside

JMR Lawyers & Mediators is based in Springwood and supports individuals and families from Brisbane’s southern suburbs, through Logan, and down to the Gold Coast.

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We're here for you.

We understand how taxing legal matters can be. With a team of compassionate lawyers ready to fight for you and your family, we’re here for you.