Family and Relationship Law
Family law can be complex and emotionally challenging. We combine exceptional legal advice with an empathetic approach to help our clients navigate complexity and make confident decisions around their significant personal relationships.
Tompkins Wake is one of New Zealand's leading and most experienced family and relationship law teams. Tompkins Wake delivers specialised legal services across New Zealand from our offices in Hamilton, Auckland, Tauranga and Rotorua. Because our lawyers practice exclusively in this area of law, our clients have access to unrivalled knowledge and expertise.
We work to understand our client's concerns and objectives, providing pragmatic and strategic advice for resolving matters and helping our clients be in the best possible position to move forward with their lives.
Our online assessment application uses innovative legal technology, which allows you to get started on your matter in your own time and space. The assessment application is free and provides instant, tailored information enabling you to understand the legal frameworks that will be applied to your specific situation and showing you where you stand in minutes. Our lawyers will then use the information you've provided online to move forward with your matter efficiently and effectively.
As well as being one of New Zealand's largest family law practices, Tompkins Wake is also a leading commercial law firm. Our lawyers work closely with other specialist teams across Tompkins Wake to ensure our clients receive strategic advice tailored to their specific issues.
Where matters cannot be resolved through alternate dispute resolution, we advocate for our clients and protect their interests in Court.
Tompkins Wake is ranked as a Leading (First Tier) Family and Relationship Law firm by Doyles Guide.
Areas of expertise:
- Capacity Issues (Claims under PPPR Act)
- Care of Children
- Child Support
- Court Applications
- Dissolution (Divorce)
- Estate Claims
- Family Law
- International Family Law
- Lawyer for Child
- Relationship Property Disputes
- Spousal Maintenance
- Trust Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Relationship Property Agreements
- Contracting Out/Pre-Nuptial Agreements
- PPPR Act applications (capacity issues)
- De Facto Relationships
- Family Violence
- Reproductive Law
- Surrogacy Law
- Family Protection