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Contracting Out Agreement

Why you might need a contracting out agreement

April 27, 2023 | Olivia Lynch

Commonly known as a “pre-nuptial” or “pre-nup”, a contracting out agreement can be a saving grace in the unfortunate event that you and your spouse/partner separate, or one of you passes...Read More

Involvement with Oranga Tamariki | Morrison Kent

Involvement with Oranga Tamariki

July 5, 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 a parent or caregiver can do when they...Read More

Initial Consultation - Family Law at Morrison Kent

Family Law Initial Consultations

April 17, 2020 | Maretta Twentyman

People often think that taking legal advice is quite formal or intimidating – but that does not need to be the case.  More often than not, the first step is to gather information on your...Read More

Adopting a Child in New Zealand

Adopting a Child in New Zealand

April 4, 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 favourable option for parenthood. If you...Read More

Preventing Removal of Children from New Zealand

August 24, 2017 | Maretta Twentyman

Under the Care of Children Act 2004, guardians (usually this is the parents) of a child must consult and agree on all guardianship issues. This includes any travel for the child or changes to...Read More

Separation Issues | Morrison Kent

Separation Issues

July 13, 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...Read More