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 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 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 Team

Family Law News

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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Adopting a Child in New Zealand
4 April 2019 | Debbie Dunbar

Couples and singles throughout New Zealand look toward adoption as a viable option for becoming a parent. There is a myriad of reasons why adoption is a...

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Employer Obligations for the Intervention and Prevention of Domestic Violence in NZ
27 March 2019 | Caroline Rieger

New Zealand has an unfortunately high statistic for rates of domestic violence compared to counterparts in the developed world. As of 1 April, victims of...

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Dividing Relationship Property - Time for Change?
4 March 2019 | Anna Chapman

The Law Commission has proposed significant changes to the way relationship property is dealt with when a couple separates. The commission published their...

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