Juanita Maxwell BA(Hons) LLB.(Hons)


Juanita grew up in the Franklin District and graduated from the University of Waikato in May 2012 with a first class honours degree in Law and a first class honours degree in English.  

Juanita is an experienced family litigation lawyer working predominantly in the South Auckland Family Courts (Pukekohe, Papakura and Manukau).  She handles numerous complex Court cases under the Care of Children Act 2004, Domestic Violence Act 1995 and the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989.  

Juanita joined Williams Law in March 2019 and has a fast growing practice in her field of expertise already.  She is a hardworking, competent and confident family law advocate and always strives for good outcomes for the clients she represents.

Juanita is an approved Legal Aid provider and frequently accepts urgent appointments on Legal Aid where children’s safety maybe at risk or where personal physical safety (family violence) is at risk.



Email:  juanita@williamslaw.co.nz

Areas Of Expertise

  • Care of Children Act 2004 disputes

  • All Care of Children Act 2004 Court proceedings

  • Family Legal Aid Service provider (“FLAS”) for non-urgent family law issues

  • Family law dispute resolution 

  • All Domestic Violence Act 1995 Court proceedings (soon to be “Family Violence Act 2018” on 1 July 2019)

  • All Oranga Tamariki Act Court proceedings (or Children’s and Young People’s Well-being Act 1989)