Family Law Team

richard-callighanRichard 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.


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.

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