Qualifications : BA, LLB, University of Auckland.
Catharina joined Tompkins Wake in 2022 as an associate in our Family Law team. Catharina, having been admitted in 2012, is an experienced family lawyer with over 10 years in practice. With a particular focus on disputes relating to the division of relationship property, Catharina also has broad experience in all other areas of family law including care of children, family violence, claims after death, family protection and testamentary promises claims, and PPPR Act matters.
Prior to joining Tompkins Wake, she worked in a reputable medium-sized law firm in Central Auckland specialising in litigation with a focus in family law. She also gained experience in other areas such as civil, insurance and professional negligence litigation.
Catharina is fluent in Korean and can also speak Japanese conversationally.
Areas of expertise
- Capacity Issues (Claims under PPPR Act)
- Care of Children
- Dissolution (Divorce)
- Estate Claims
- 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
- Family Protection