Family

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 Wellington, Rotorua and Auckland Morrison Kent’s family law team help 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 our valued clients.

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

Separation

Relationship Property

Parenting

Asset Protection

Financial Support

Adoption and Surrogacy

Incapacity

Family Law Team

Family Law News

Separation Issues

13 July 2017 | Debbie Dunbar

Separation is often an extremely challenging experience, where you have to balance both emotional and legal issues. Each relationship and separation is different, and there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to resolving these matters. In this...

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Understanding Separation and Property Division
14 July 2021 | Debbie Dunbar

Relationships can end despite the best intentions. A difficult separation can often pull children into legal battles and end up in Court arguing over...

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How to Divide Relationship Property
9 July 2021 | Olivia Lynch

When a couple separate, one of the common issues they encounter is how to divide up their property. The general rule is that all "relationship property" is...

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Involvement with Oranga Tamariki
5 July 2021 | Maretta Twentyman

Oranga Tamariki gets involved when a social worker or the Police think a child is in need of care or protection. In this article, we provide details of what...

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