Life can be simple or it can be complicated. Often it’s a mixture of the two. With our advice and representation, you can ensure fewer surprises and easier navigation through times of change. Our Family Law team use their collective expertise to support you keeping your life on track.

Looking after you and yours

With offices in Auckland and Wellington, Morrison Kent helps families and individuals to stay on top of personal legal issues. Our family law advice can assist with everything from pre-nuptial agreements and property division following separation to parenting issues and adopting children.

In all situations, we endeavour to keep you out of court and in control. But when the courtroom can’t be avoided, you can trust us to anticipate risks, develop effective strategies and, above all, represent you. We do everything in our power to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Areas of Specialisation

Within each of the specialisations shown here, our experts will listen to your needs, explain the law and legal processes in plain language, consider practical solutions and use emotional intelligence to achieve the best outcome for you.

Challenging a Will


Relationship Property


Asset Protection

Financial Support

Adoption and Surrogacy


Family Law News

Christmas and Holiday Contact for Children

3 November 2017 | Maretta Twentyman

Making care and contact arrangements for children over the holidays can be a difficult task for separated parents. However, as difficult as it may be, you are better to address it early. Doing so can save you a whole lot of stress and worry down the...

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How to manage your trust – and how we can make it easier for you
13 March 2018 | Aimee McGowan

Whether you have a family trust, or are thinking about setting one up, it is important to consider how to best manage that trust long-term.  Gone are the...

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What is Relationship Property?
9 February 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, ...

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Pre-Separation - Be Informed
2 December 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...

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Get in touch

We’re here to help so if you’d like to discuss your matter or need further information specific to you, talk to us. We’ll listen to your needs and advise you as to next steps.