Families can be complicated. Our team of specialist family lawyers are committed to providing advice that empowers you to make good decisions and find lasting solutions to family law issues.


Family Law Wellington - Rachael Dewar Law team

Genuine understanding and clear advice when you need it most

Rachael Dewar Law are family law specialists in Wellington. Our team of expert family lawyers provide advice and representation in all areas of family law including separation, childcare and custody, relationship property, pre-nups and contracting out agreements, and all other areas of family disputes including challenges to wills, estate claims, incapacity issues, guardianship and relocation, mediation and Court work.

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Knowing your rights empowers you to make the best decisions as you move through the separation process. We can advise you on all aspects of separation such as childcare or custody arrangements, financial support, and how property is likely to be divided. We can also assist you with domestic or family violence situations, including to obtain or respond to a Protection Order.

Children and childcare

Our family lawyers can assist you with all matters to do with children, including childcare arrangements, parenting agreements, custody and access, guardianship and relocation, adoption, surrogacy and IVF issues, paternity, and international child abduction. We can also assist you with Oranga Tamariki, and advise you on your rights prior to Family Dispute Resolution mediation or attend mediation with you.

Relationship property

Relationship property can be complex. We can advise you on your rights and help you to reach agreement to divide your relationship property with your ex-partner. We can also help you with a Contracting Out Agreement or pre-nup to give you peace of mind if things do not go to plan.

Challenging a will

If you feel you have been unfairly provided for in a will, we can advise you on whether you have a claim against the estate and negotiate with the will’s executors on your behalf.

Incapacity issues

If you are concerned about a family member’s capacity to make decisions, we can advise you on obtaining orders under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act and assist you to make an application.

Mediation and Court

Our family lawyers work hard to keep you out of Court. However, where Court is required we provide expert advocacy to represent your interests. We also regularly represent clients at mediation, and those eligible for legal aid.