I am the Director of Tiernan Family Law but I am also lots of other things too. I am a mother of five, a wife, previously divorced and was once a Police Officer. Since becoming a lawyer, I have only ever worked in Family Law. From my own personal experience, I know what it is like to feel lost at sea during separation and divorce, with rising legal fees adding to my distress. This shaped the divorce lawyer - and the person - I am today and it is the reason I started Tiernan Family Law.
I am more than a divorce lawyer - I am an Accredited Family Specialist lawyer, which means I have been recognised as an expert in the field. Family Law is all I do and have worked only in this area for almost ten years now. I have come to recognise that most families going through separation and divorce do so because they want to move on and be happy, not to stay in the fight. For that reason, our firm is entirely resolution focussed, offering alternative pathways to Court including mediation. I work with families to guide them towards a kinder, more collaborative outcome to protect the family unit and your children from conflict.
I developed Tiernan Family Law as an entirely virtual firm from the date we commenced to make family law legal assistance more accessible to everyone. For that reason, we don't operate an old fashioned law office. We meet with you wherever you are - using Zoom, and other online services to make the process easier and to take away some of that stress.
My professional qualifications and memberships include:
We only charge fixed fees so there are no nasty surprises and you know what the costs will be. We work with you, together, in what is likely to be one of the most uncertain and challenging times in your life. We strive to ensure the cost of legal help does not add to your burdens.
Tiernan Family Law is here to make a difference; that's what we do. We specialise in bringing humanity and kindness to family dispute resolution. We are experts in delivering virtual family law services. We know that, even after separation and divorce, you are still a family and that is what’s important. We are a fresh start - for families in need.
Being an Accredited Specialist in Family Law is something pretty special.
To gain this accreditation from the Queensland Law Society, I have had to undertake very specialized training and assessments to become recognised as an expert in my field. I practice only in Family Law which is a highly specialised area of law. Each year, I have to maintain this accreditation by undertaking further and ongoing training and education to stay up to date with the ever-evolving legal landscape of family law. You can rest assured that this symbol means that I am devoted to family law more than most and I take great pride in specialising in this interesting, challenging and rewarding area of law.
With our empathetic, approachable and incredibly experienced Julann at the helm, Tiernan Family Law is here to make a difference. That's what Tiernan Family Law does. We specialise in bringing humanity and kindness to family dispute resolution.
At Tiernan Family Law, we know that, even after separation and divorce, you are still a family and that is what’s important.
We are a fresh start - for families in need.