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Jodie Jarvis


I’m Jodie. I am originally from Bristol, UK where I qualified as a lawyer in 2014. I moved to Australia shortly after and have worked within family law ever since. While working at Emera Smith I spent time studying to achieve my Australian qualification and I was admitted as an Australian lawyer in 2020.

I met Mona Emera while living in Brisbane in 2014. She interviewed me for a role, and we have worked together ever since. I am thrilled to be a part of Emera Smith. We have a shared vision to deliver the best client service possible and we genuinely care about obtaining great outcomes for our clients.

I am skilled in all aspects of the family law including:

  • property settlement;
  • parenting matters;
  • intervention orders; and

I have a keen interest in LGBTIQA+ family law matters and am focused on building professional connections with specialists in this area. 

I enjoy helping clients navigate the complexities of family law matters in an accessible and straightforward way. During my time at Emera Smith, I have learned the importance of building trust and strong relationships with our clients so that they feel supported and confident throughout this process. I am settlement focused and work hard to achieve great results for our clients.

In my spare time, you’ll find me running around the north side of town, supporting local restaurants and attempting to build on my music knowledge exploring the Melbourne music scene. 

Recent articles by Jodie

How are pets treated in family law disputes?

Pets in family law - property or parenting?

For most couples who separate, parenting arrangements and/or property settlements are at the forefront of their mind. But what happens to the family dog, cat or any other pet who was a member of the family unit?
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Co-parenting apps to assist separated parents

Co-parenting apps for separated parents

In this blog, we will look at the common features of co-parenting apps and some of the popular apps being used by separated parents.
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Amicable property settlement after separation

Top 5 tips for an amicable property settlement

After separation, whether married or in a de facto relationship, at some point you will need to finalise property settlement. Where you can negotiate an amicable, out-of-court settlement, it can save you a lot of time, frustration and money.
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