Family Law Services

Family Law Services

Emma can help you navigate through the complexities of your family law issues or disputes in a simple, clear and straight-forward way. Emma will offer you specialist help with the legalities involved with the following family law services:

Beginning a Relationship

Contracting out / Pre-Nuptial Agreements (Pre-Nups)
Protecting Separate Property
Protection of Assets
Protecting an Inheritance
Treatment of Debts
Will Adequacy
Trusts Evaluation


Pre-Separation Consultation
Advice on Options
Strategies for Protection of Assets
Impact of Domestic Violence
Childcare Considerations

Relationship Breakdown

Relationship Property
       – Identifying Assets and Liabilities
       – Classifying Assets and Liabilities
       – Valuing Assets and Liabilities
        – Negotiating the Division of Property
Protecting Assets
Protecting Businesses
Resolving Issues around Trust Property
Unequal Division of Property (Economic Disparity)
Drafting Relationship Property Agreements
Providing section 21F Independent Advice
Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) or Civil Union
Spousal Financial Support
Domestic Violence Issues
Family Court
       – Drafting Relationship Property Claims
       – Defending Relationship Property Claims
       – Representation in the Family Court
Drafting Urgent Protection Orders
Defending Protection Orders

Care of Children Issues

Care and Contact
Guardianship Issues
Relocation of Children
Preparation of Parenting Agreements
Advising on Parenting Agreements
Variation of Parenting Agreements
Child Support Negotiations and Agreements
Representation in the Family Court

Other Issues

Home for Life Applications (Ministry of Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki -previously CYFS)
Family Protection Claims
Testamentary Promises Claims
Other Family Court matters

Emma will take a caring yet pragmatic approach, helping you to find solutions to problems and identifying the best option for you and your family.

If you would like to discuss your situation then call us today for a no obligation consultation about how we can help.

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