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Family Law

Help for all aspects of family law

When it comes to all things family, we know families matter. Our family lawyers will help support and advise you through sensitive relationship or family legal matters in the least stressful way possible.

For calm, confidential family law legal advice and action, arrange to meet with one of our family lawyers at our Pukekohe or Waiheke Island offices.

Family law covers legal matters relating to relationships, adoption and care of children and estate matters including;

Relationship Property

Whether you’re separating or entering a new relationship, we can provide objective support and legal advice to help protect your interests.

Good legal advice from your Arnet Law family lawyer will help save you money and stress, and protect your interests. We prepare and advise on contracting out agreements (‘prenups”) and settlement agreements following separation.

We help settle relationship disputes - ideally, out-of-court where possible to reduce time, expense and added worry at an already challenging time. However, our family lawyers are all skilled courtroom lawyers ready to argue your case when needed.

Family Law - Family Violence 

Our specialist family lawyers provide a safe space to help and advise with protection orders and property orders and all legal advice relating to family violence whether physical, psychological, financial or sexual abuse. We can help with applications and defences.

Estate Litigation

Are you considering challenging or disputing a will that feels inadequate or unfair in some way?

Come and talk with us and get our legal opinion. Our lawyers are experienced in Estate Litigation should you decide to take things to court.

Parenting (Care of Children Act)

Talk with us about legal advice on guardianship, parenting orders and care arrangements for children. We assist with matters relating to day to day care and contact (custody and access) We provide out-of-court advice and assistance and representation in court.


We help with legal advice and agreements relating to adoption of children, guardianship and surrogacy.

PPPR (Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act)

The PPPR Act exists to protect the personal and property rights of people who are not fully capable of managing their own affairs. If a family member becomes incapacitated without having an EPOA (Enduring Power of Attorney) in place an order under the PPPR act will be required to manage their affairs.

Meet your local Arnet Law family lawyers

Come and talk with us for your family law needs.