Family Law Team

richard callighan family law solicitor mackayRichard Callaghan

Phone 07 4911 0508

Richard is a Director at Kelly Legal with more than 30 years’ experience practicing law throughout Queensland.  Richard leads the Family Law team in his role as Department Head of Personal Litigation.

family-law-accredited-specialistRichard advises family law clients on all matters including property division, children’s matters, divorce, de facto relationships and financial agreements. Richard has been a Family Law Accredited Specialist since 1991 and believes in assisting his clients to achieve a fair solution as quickly as possible.

Richard has lived and worked in the Mackay region since 1970.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, reading and an occasional game of golf.


tina-reynoldsTina Reynolds

Phone 07 4911 0514

Tina has been part of the Kelly Legal family since 2010 when she first joined the firm’s Family Law team. Tina has enjoyed working in both the Mackay and Brisbane offices while also gaining experience in other Brisbane-based firms.

Tina returned to Mackay in 2019 with her family and re-joined the Kelly Legal family law team.

After completing a Bachelor of Laws with JCU and being admitted in 2007, Tina has specialised in Family Law including domestic violence. Tina also holds a Masters in Family Law.

Tina gets great satisfaction from the personal contact she has with family law clients and being able to help them through a difficult situation with empathy and understanding.

Tina finds the Kelly Legal culture to be extremely supportive and family orientated, and her colleagues have always been genuinely nice people to work alongside.

Tina is born and bred in Mackay and has enjoyed returning with her husband and five children to rediscover everything the Mackay region has to offer. You’ll find their busy family at any number of beaches having a fish and enjoying the beautiful weather.


marianneMarianne Anderson

Marianne has been a valuable member of the Kelly Legal Family Law team since June 2017.

In her role as Legal Assistant, Marianne is often the first point of contact for family law clients, working through their personal situation with care, compassion, and respect.

Marianne works closely with Director and Family Law Accredited Specialist Richard Callaghan, drafting court documents, sending correspondence, and handling administration to ensure a smooth process for every client.

Prior to joining Kelly Legal, Marianne had been studying Bachelor of Laws at CQU with a desire to practice in family law on completion of her degree. Marianne is drawn to this area of practice, because she values being able to help people when they need it most.

Marianne enjoys the supportive and caring environment at Kelly Legal where team members go out of their way to help and support each other.

She grew up in Saudi Arabia, moved back to the Philippines, and eventually settled in Mackay. Having lived in the Philippines for 8 years, she is fluent in Filipino and learned to speak some Spanish.

Outside of work Marianne enjoys camping, fishing, and being out and about in nature with her husband and daughter.


Paigen-Ann Hunter

Paigen joined the Kelly Legal team in early 2020, working as a Legal Assistant within the firm’s Family Law team.

While studying a Bachelor of Laws part-time, Paigen has worked in roles related to family law and in particular domestic violence, as a Support Worker at Domestic Violence Resource Service. This experience has given Paigen an insight into the social impact of domestic violence and fuelled her passion to continue studying and working in family law.

Paigen believes that helping clients through a traumatic time and showing true compassion and understanding is important when responding to each client’s individual situation.

The supportive team environment at Kelly Legal has helped Paigen to settle into her role and continue focussing on her studies.

Outside of work Paigen enjoys anything to do with interior design and is an avid coffee-loving foodie. You will also find her out and about in Mackay, particularly in summer on weekend escapes and day trips.

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