We are experienced family lawyers providing legal advice and legal representation in all areas of Family Law.
The break down of family relationships and disputes concerning your children or your relationship property can be a stressful experience. We are here to help guide you through your legal options during these challenging times. We understand the need to provide you with practical advice in the most cost effective way.
What We do:
Separation & Relationship Property
We regularly advise on and act for parties in the division of relationship matters including complex cases involving family trusts, family companies, overseas property and economic disparity/spousal maintenance issues. Where necessary, we also file applications in the Family Court for division of relationship property. We regularly prepare settlement agreements in this area.
We can also assist with the preparation and advising on Contracting Out Agreements, commonly referred to as a 'Prenup' which are usually designed to protect separate assets from a relationship breakdown.
We can advise on and assist with urgent interim spousal maintenance proceedings in the Family Court where necessary and can also negotiate and prepare settlement agreements about spousal maintenance.
Wills & Power Of Attorney
The team at Williams Law can assist with how to best draft your Will so your wishes are expressed to the extent that they have legal effect and ensure that your will is properly drawn up and valid.
We can also provide independent legal advice for people requiring assistance with Enduring Power of Attorney matters.
Domestic Violence Proceedings
This can include the defending of or filing for a protection order in the Family Court.
Care of Children & Guardianship Matters
We can assist with disputes over the day to day care of children, contact with children and guardianship issues (usually involving disputes about relocation of children or schooling).
Williams Law provides legal aid for care of children and domestic violence proceedings. Legal Aid is government funding to pay for legal help for people who cannot afford a lawyer.
Family Legal Advice Service
If you are separated, or about to separate, you can get a family lawyer’s advice at any time. You may be able to get some initial advice and help for free if you are on a low income and qualify for government funding.
Why choose Us:
Specialists in Family Law
Family law is our passion and we have an approachable team of specialist family lawyers who are highly experienced in relation to family law matters. We offer an exceptional depth of talent and a wealth of experience.
Legal Aid & Family Legal Advice Approved Provider
We offer legal aid for care of children and domestic violence proceedings. We also offer advice and help with Court proceedings (filling out the necessary documentation) under the Family Legal Advice service which you can find out more on Our Services page.
Local, Friendly Team
We are based in Pukekohe and service the whole Franklin region, but also represent clients in the Counties Manukau Region. Predominantly we work in the Pukekohe, Papakura and Manukau Family Courts.