Separating is a difficult time and can seem overwhelming. We are here to help make the process as easy as possible. We can assist you with care arrangements for your children, financial support and advice as to how your property is likely to be divided.
Knowing your rights from the start will empower you to make the best decisions as you move through the separation process. Whether you are married or in a de facto relationship, we have the expertise to help you resolve matters as quickly as possible.
If you have experienced family violence we can advise and assist you to urgently apply for a Protection Order to ensure you and your children are safe.
We can also help you respond to a protection order if you have been served with one.
In New Zealand, a divorce is referred to as a “dissolution”. You can apply to dissolve your marriage or civil union once you and your ex-partner have been living apart for two years. If both parties agree, having your marriage or civil union dissolved is usually a straightforward process and we can assist with drafting the required documentation.
If one party does not agree then the application can be slightly more complicated. Our lawyers can help in both situations.