We are acutely aware of the pressures and emotional distress that can arise at these difficult times. We pride ourselves in our ability to assist our clients at the time of their greatest need.
- Our highly regarded family law team has a vast degree of ability and experience in all areas of family law.
- As part of a full service firm we can advise on and finalise all aspects of your relationship property settlement including property transfers, trusts, estate planning and other issues as they arise.
- Our team members appear in various Family Courts throughout Auckland and beyond on a regular basis. We are familiar with Court processes and procedures and what it takes to maximise your chances of success.
- While we do not offer Legal Aid we offer the most cost effective service possible to our clients.
- Care of children
- Child support
- Domestic violence
- Family protection
- Prenuptial agreements
- Proctection Acts
- Spousal maintenance
We get enquiries from blended families where one party wishes to formalise their relationship with their new partner’s child through adoption. We can advise on what other solutions, including guardianship, may work best for you and the child.
There may also be occasions where a new partner, grandparents or other people with a close relationship with a child wish to apply to be joined as an additional guardians and again we are able to advise upon and assist with those applications.
- A friendly and sympathetic approach.
- Practical and cost effective advice.
- An understanding of Family Courts procedure.
- Access to the latest in research.
- A team approach so that there is always someone here to assist you.
Elise McCabe - Family law specialist
Elise specialises in all areas of family law including care of children, domestic violence, separation, relationship property, contracting out agreements, dissolution of marriage, relocation and adoption. She can also assist with applications to the Court to become personal and property managers of people lacking capacity to act for themselves and applications for restraining orders under the Harassment Act.
Elise is a member of the Family Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society.
Family law FAQs
What is the process with adopting a child?
What happens if Parenting Orders are breached?
What is the difference between day-to-day care and guardianship?
Day to day care involves making arrangements for a child’s care on a daily basis.