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

Gifts from parents in the case of separation - Family Law at Morrison Kent

Gifts from Parents in the Case of Separation

13 April 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 option for parents in such circumstances is to gift money to...

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What is a Separation and Property Division Agreement?
5 July 2019 | Racheal Allison

When couples separate, every situation is different, some couples have lots of property to divide, and others have very little. No matter what the situation...

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Separation Issues and Relationship Property - Family Law Seminar
29 May 2019 | Debbie Dunbar

Family Law Seminar

Morrison Kent's family law team host free seminars on separation issues and relationship property from time to time throughout the year.

Our family law...

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When to Consider a Contracting Out Agreement?
27 May 2019 | Maretta Twentyman

The general rule applying to property division between couples is once you have been in a qualifying relationship (de facto, marriage or civil union) for...

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