News - Family

Surrogacy Laws in New Zealand

June 15, 2018 | Debbie Dunbar

Surrogacy laws in New Zealand are tricky to navigate, so if you’re thinking about entering into a surrogacy arrangement, it’s vital to be informed and plan carefully.   In New Zealand...Read More

Gifts from Parents in the Case of Separation

April 13, 2018 | Anna Chapman

Parents concerned about rising house prices are increasingly providing money to their children to assist them with their first house deposit to get them on the property ladder. The simplest...Read More

Holiday Contact for Children

March 24, 2018 | Debbie Dunbar

Making care and contact arrangements for children over the school holidays can be a difficult task for separated parents. However, as difficult as it may be, you are better to address it early....Read More

What is Relationship Property?

February 9, 2018 | Debbie Dunbar

Following separation one of the main issues is the division of “relationship property”.  In New Zealand, under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976,  the general rule is that once you have...Read More

Pre-Separation – Be Informed

December 2, 2017 | Debbie Dunbar

Many clients come and see us prior to separating for information about the separation process including: care of children, financial arrangements and the practical implications of a...Read More