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

5 FAQs about Separation/Divorce

30 January 2017 | Debbie Dunbar

Are you considering a divorce or separating from your spouse or partner? Separation is a challenging time, often fraught with tension. Along with the emotional turmoil of a break-up, there are the property division and financial support arrangements to...

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COVID-19 - Family Violence Assistance
3 April 2020 | Debbie Dunbar

The current level 4 lockdown period is a difficult time for families, many of whom will be facing additional financial, social and health-related pressures....

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Updated guidance for managing shared care arrangements during alert level 4
29 March 2020 | Debbie Dunbar

The Ministry of Justice has provided updated guidance on managing shared care arrangements during lockdown.

You can find the updated information here:

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COVID-19 - Childcare Arrangements During Lockdown
26 March 2020 | Debbie Dunbar

We know these are worrying times for parents, particularly separated parents whose children usually move between households. Our Family Court has given some...

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