Family Law

Jo O’Sullivan is a specialist family solicitor who has devoted her career to keeping couples out of court.  Jo qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and set up her own practice in January 2011 with a genuine passion for minimising the damage caused by separation and divorce. We have worked with Jo for a good while now and have been enormously impressed with her enthusiasm for helping people and putting her clients first.

Jo specialises in Separation, Divorce, Civil Partnership Dissolution and Relationship Agreements including cohabitation agreements, pre and post nuptial agreements.

Jo works in a team with others to help co-parenting and dealing with the expected and unexpected issues when caring for children post divorce and separation.

Jo specialises in the Dispute Resolution processes of mediation and collaborative law to best help her clients.

In mediation Jo draws upon her experience of family law and practice to guide couples through a break up.  She remains impartial, independent and explains the legal process to both parties at the same time.  This enables them to come up with options for settlement.  Jo then assists the couple to analyse these options and assess their viability, both legally and practically.     Jo works closely with the couples’ own lawyers to ensure that each are fully advised.  Usually mediation is a series of 90 minute sessions with Jo and the couple. A fast track alternative is one-day mediation; so far as Jo knows she is the first to offer this service in Sussex.  This is a great method for busy couples who have already taken legal advice and have all the financial and other information they need to hand.

Jo is one of Sussex’s most experienced Collaborative lawyers.  Collaborative Law is where each of the couple has their own lawyers, specially trained, to work together towards achieving a fair outcome.  Advice from the lawyers is given openly in a series of 4 way meetings.  No nasty letters are exchanged, no point scoring, just a real willingness to get to a solution. 

You may just want to check out your legal position with Jo before embarking on your next steps.

Jo regularly works from our Lewes office and we are delighted to announce that she will be at our offices every Wednesday morning throughout December and January to provide FREE consultations for anyone requiring her help. Please contact Jo direct at [email protected] to book your appointment. Also, do visit Jo’s website for more information about her services

O’Sullivan Family Law is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority – ID 554013

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