Tanya joined Connolly Suthers in 2009 while undertaking her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
Tanya completed her Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws Degree at James Cook University in 2007. Upon completion of a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice through the Australian National University, she was admitted to practice as a lawyer in 2010.
Since admission, Tanya has gained experience in a number of areas of law including conveyancing, leasing, estate planning, commercial and general litigation, debt recovery, bankruptcy, insolvency and criminal law.
Tanya began practicing in Family Law in 2012 and now exclusively practices within our Family Law Department assisting clients with their family law and domestic violence matters. Tanya practices in all areas of family law, including property settlement, parenting matters, divorce and child support.
Tanya has a passion for assisting families achieve an outcome in an amicable way, taking a practical and bigger picture approach. With experience in Court litigation and advocacy however, she assists clients when Court proceedings occur.
Tanya was appointed a Senior Associate at Connolly Suthers in July 2020
- Bachelor of Business and Laws (James Cook University)
- Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Australian National University)
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
- Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
- Member of Queensland Law Society
- Past committee Member of the Townsville District Law Association
Gift or Loan - What is the Law in Family Law?
Imagine this, your parents loan you $300,000 to buy your first home, you and your wife are going through a property settlement and now she says it was a gift, not a loan. Property settlement between separated partners requires identifying the property pool, that is all assets, liabiliti
Separation, Divorce, my Will and Property Settlement
Say you and your spouse separate, that means in the event of your death all your property will go to your children or your family right? No that is not always the case. Married If you are married and separate, your Will remains unchanged. So what do you do if your Will no longer r
Superannuation and Property Settlement
Is superannuation property? “Is super included?”, is a common question asked by clients who come to see us about property settlement with their former partner. The Family Law Act 1975 provides that superannuation is treated as
Suspension and disqualification of driver licences, is that the end of the story?
A driver licence is a necessity for most and often something we can take for granted. The prospect of losing your licence can be stressful and has the potential to negatively affect your daily life, including financially. If you are charged with an offence which can result in the potential
Let children be children...but when do they get a say?
The breakdown of a relationship can be a difficult time for not only the parties to that relationship, but also for their children. To help your child or children through the separation of their parents, it is important to remember that they are children and to let them be children. Separa
Who Keeps the Ring?
After a relationship has broken down, there are many aspects to be considered, not least of which is the division of assets from that relationship. We often hear questions such as who keeps the house? Or, is the house to be sold and if so, who gets what from the sale proceeds? Is there a superann
A fresh way to look at Family Law
The breakdown of a marriage or defacto relationship doesn't have to be the end of the relationship, well not in the usual sense. When parties have to sort out parenting or property matters after separation there is often a perception of "winning and losing".