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Helen Radinovich

Senior Associate

To make an appointment, please contact Eden Rogers eden.rogers@tompkinswake.co.nz

Qualifications BA, LLB (Hons), University of Auckland.

Family Rising Star 2023

Helen is a senior associate in the dispute resolution team at Tompkins Wake. Helen specialises in family law, including relationship property disputes, claims against estates and trusts, spousal maintenance, contracting out and separation agreements, parenting disputes and domestic violence.

Helen completed her law degree at the University of Auckland in 2012.  She graduated with Law (Honours) in 2013 and received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.

Helen is a regular contributor to the New Zealand Law Society Family Advocate, a quarterly, nationwide publication.

Areas of expertise

  • Child Support
  • Dissolution (Divorce)
  • Relationship Property Disputes
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Relationship Property Agreements
  • Contracting Out/Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Parenting/Care of Children Disputes
  • Family Violence
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Family Protection Act Claims

Other Credentials:

  • Doyles Guide, Rising Star, Family and Relationship Property, 2023
  • Helen is on the Family Law Committee, the Law Association
  • Helen is also on the Family Law Section Advisory Panel

Helen has presented the following seminars:

  • Legalwise “Spousal Maintenance: Negotiating and Drafting Applications & Defences”, presented with Sian Heppleston, Analyst at Hussey & Co, March 2022
  • November 2021: Legalwise Estates and Succession: Drafting Essentials 'Drafting Effective Prenuptial Agreements'
  • September 2021: New Zealand Law Society – “Spousal Maintenance Applications”
  • March 2021 Legalwise “Spousal Maintenance Applications: How to Draft Successful Applications and Defences”

Helen has written the following articles for the Family Advocate:

  • 'Determining Habitual Residence in Hague Convention Cases' – co author Alex Ashmore, The Family Advocate, Winter 2019, Volume 20, Issue 4, Jan 1, 2019
  • ‘On the horns of a dilemma’ The Family Advocate, Autumn 2018, Volume 19, Issue 3
  • ‘Parents demand repayment of loan on breakdown of daughter's relationship’ The Family Advocate, Autumn 2017, Volume 18, Issue 3
  • ‘Interim maintenance orders - how many can the Family Court make?’ The Family Advocate, Winter 2017, Volume 18, Issue 4
  • ‘Court of Appeal: $1 million sufficient provision for daughter’ The Family Advocate, Summer 2017, Volume 19, Issue 2
  • ‘Cross-examination in an interlocutory application in the Family Court’ The Family Advocate, Summer 2017, Volume 18, Issue 2

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