Relationship Property and Family Law

Relationship Property and Family Law

We draft and advise on relationship property agreements and help to negotiate fair and reasonable settlements. We also provide advice on situations involving children.

Matters involving relationship property and family are often emotionally charged and challenging for people to address.

We understand these challenges.  We take the time to firstly find out what is important to you before explaining the legal position and determining how we can achieve the best outcome to suit your circumstances.

We assist people who are in an existing relationship or entering into a new relationship to understand the implications of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976.  A Relationship Property Agreement may be appropriate, which allows you to set your own rules about the ownership of your property and the arrangements for division in the event your relationship ends.

In the event of separation, we can help negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement with a former-partner, including providing advice in regard to the ongoing care arrangements for any children.

However, where a fair and reasonable settlement is not possible, we can advise you of your Court options and represent you at all stages of the Court process.

Our Wellington family lawyers have the expertise and experience to protect your interests and to guide you to a solution in whatever relationship property or family law matter you are dealing with.

Key Services

  • Preparing and advising on Relationship Property Agreements / Contracting Out Agreements (also commonly referred to overseas as Pre-Nuptial Agreements)

  • Separation, Divorce and the Division of Relationship Property

  • Child Care Arrangements, Custody, Maintenance and Support

  • Litigation relating to Relationship Property entitlements