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Family Law

We aim to give you the professional support and advice that will help you get through the bad times.

If you and your partner are separating, if there’s property that has to be divided between you, or if there are other problems between you that need a lawyer, we’re here to help.  Our family lawyers can give you sensible and practical advice, help you negotiate a solution, and – if it comes to it – represent you in court.  We’ve been doing this for years.

When you start a new relationship, make sure that you and your new partner know exactly how your assets are going to be split if things go wrong (not that we think they will, but you can never be too careful).  We’ve been writing agreements to cover this for as long as we can remember.

If you or someone in your family has been left out of a will, or is involved in a dispute about an estate or a trust, check it out with us.  We handle cases like this all the time – many of them are referred to us by other law firms who know our track record.

Or someone may need to take charge if a member of your family can no longer handle their own affairs.  If so, we’ll explain to you how to cope with this, and help you get it right.

We are one of the few central city law firms in Wellington specialising in family law. But we also have extensive commercial and trust experience which we can bring to bear in complex family property disputes – especially if they have business or valuation aspects.

Our services include:

  • Advice around dissolution of marriage, relationship break-ups and your rights under the law
  • Advice on relationships and separate property
  • Negotiating, drafting and execution of separation agreements
  • Relationship Property Agreements
  • Representing you in court regarding property disputes
  • Representing you in the Family Court
  • Parenting agreements

Staff Contacts

“Johnston Lawrence provided me with skilled, responsive, customized and pragmatic service on marital split, trust and estate type issues. Hence my ongoing use of the firm which I would recommend onto others looking for legal advice on similar issues.”
Rob Park, Civil Engineer

“I found Johnston Lawyers to be quick and efficient. They listened to what I needed.”
Joshua Tabor, Manager