The family law section of Neumann & Turnour Lawyers, led by Accredited Family Law Specialist Stephen Potts represents clients in all areas following the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship. Our family lawyers have many years experience and provide practical, pragmatic advice about
We work with clients through mediations and private negotiations. Many clients are able to resolve their family law dispute without the necessity of court proceedings. Where parties are able to reach agreement we assist with the preparation of Parenting Plans, Consent Orders for lodgement with the Family Court, Financial Agreements and Child Support Agreements.
If agreement cannot be reached, we advise clients about how their issues are likely to be resolved by the Family Court. We undertake all aspects of the court process from the preparation and filing of documents through to a trial or appeal.
By receiving detailed advice about family law matters at the outset of a separation you will know where you stand and be able to make considered decisions about your children and property.
Stephen Potts is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and the Managing Director of Neumann & Turnour Lawyers. Stephen joined Neumann & Turnour in 2003 while completing his university studies. Upon graduation he undertook an articled clerkship in the family law section and was admitted as a solicitor. He was appointed as a Director of Neumann & Turnour
Stephen regularly appears as an advocate before:
The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia for child custody matters and property settlement;
Queensland State Courts, particularly domestic violence hearings in the Magistrates Court;
Government tribunals such as the Social Security Appeals Tribunal for Child Support appeals and disputes; and
At private mediations.
Stephen provides clients with a solid understanding of the family law system and then works with them to reach the best outcome for clients and their children.
Kisane Bird is an Associate in our Family Law team. Kisane joined Neumann & Turnour in 2006 while completing her university studies. She undertook a supervised traineeship in the family law section and was admitted as a solicitor. She was appointed as an Associate of Neumann & Turnour in 2012.
Kisane practices primarily in family law, with a broad range of experience in forms of alternative dispute resolution such as mediations and without prejudice conferences, as well as advocacy. She sensitively guides clients through the process of separation and divorce, advising them thoroughly and negotiating practical solutions for issues from care of children to property settlements. Kisane has acted for clients in a number of unique cases with international aspects, as well as issues such as the validity of a religious marriage in Australia that did not meet Australian legal requirements.
Kisane is also experienced in drafting financial agreements that meet clients unique needs, both prior to marriage or a de facto relationship, and following separation.
Outside of family law, Kisane has experience in commercial dispute matters including debt recovery and contractual disputes.
Annabelle Jacob is a Solicitor at Neumann & Turnour Lawyers. She works as part of our Family Law team. Annabelle is particularly concerned to make sure childrens rights are protected when their parents are separating.