As specialist divorce lawyers, we will compassionately help you navigate a distressing and stressful time whilst ensuring your best interest are protected.
While you need to be separated from your spouse for two years before you can legally divorce in New Zealand, there are steps you can take as soon as you separate (or are contemplating separation) to protect your assets and interests, and manage child care for children (see our separation law services)
If you have met the legal separation requirements for divorce and have completed the legal division of your relationship property, then we can help you decide whether to apply for dissolution of marriage as an individual or jointly with your spouse, and make the necessary application to the Family Court.
It is important to note the divorce proceedings and competing dissolution of marriage does not fully resolve your relationship property. It is important that this is completed before or at the time you legally divorce.