From her experience as a family lawyer representing clients at mediations and arbitrations, Nicole Jevtovic became passionate about the benefits of mediation and realised that a good mediator is a necessity in obtaining a fair agreement between parties. This is why Nicole decided to undertake the course to become an accredited FDRP in order to assist more families who are going through separations.
Throughout her years of experience as a family lawyer, Nicole realised the importance of resolving parenting and property disputes outside of court. The Federal Circuit Court and Family Court system has an increasing number of cases and does not have the ability to deal with them swiftly. After seeing the many months, it can take a matter to even first appear before the court, she became an advocate for negotiation and mediation to resolve family law disputes. As a mother of three children, Nicole has a personal connection to family law. She understands how emotionally challenging separation can be and is sensitive to the complexities of finalising parenting and property settlements.
Nicole Jevtovic has over 8 years experience in Family, Domestic Violence and Criminal Law as a solicitor. Throughout this time, she has spent hundreds of hours in mediations. Nicole has also spent many hours volunteering at community legal centres throughout her career and undertaking pro bono work. While unable to provide legal advice as a mediator, her legal experience gives her an added advantage when helping her clients to reach a fair resolution and in helping parties draft their agreements.
Nicole has completed a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Psychological Science degree through Griffith University before completing a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice through the Queensland University of Technology. She has completed a Master of Laws and obtained her qualification as an Australian Accredited Mediator. Nicole is a member of the Resolution Institute and can mediate parenting and property disputes.
Nicole is experienced in mediations involving complex parenting and property disputes. She has worked with matters comprising of large property pools including overseas assets, businesses, trusts and inheritances as well as more modest property pools. She has experience with parenting matters involving serious domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault allegations including those involving criminal charges and Child Safety complaints.