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We understand that going through a separation or divorce is one the most challenging and stressful times in your life. Having an experienced family lawyer on your side can make all the difference. Here at Simpson Western we listen to our clients, understand their needs and advise them on the best way to resolve their relationship property dispute as quickly and efficiently as possible.

If you're going through a separation or divorce, we can help you with every step of the process from giving initial advice on relationship property law, to drafting separation agreements, negotiating settlements, attending mediation, assisting with parenting arrangements and if all else fails, making an application to the Court.


Reaching agreement

In many cases people need help to get the agreement stage and we can assist you at every stage of the process. We can give you advice on your legal entitlements (and this can happen before you've separated), we consider relevant documents to determine the legal position and we can undertake negotiations on your behalf to reach the best possible outcome.

If you and your ex-partner have been able to reach agreement between yourselves as to the division of your relationship property, we are able to prepare a legally binding separation and relationship property settlement agreement to reflect the agreement you have already reached. In a situation where you have largely reached agreement but need advice on various issues, we can advise you strategically and help with the final negotiations to get the agreement over the line.


Independent advice

Once an agreement has been reached, you and your ex-partner each need to receive independent legal advice before the agreement can be signed and certified. We have an experienced team of relationship property lawyers in Auckland that can meet with you and provide independent advice.


Court applications

Ideally relationship property disputes are resolved through negotiation or mediation but when that fails we have an experienced team of family lawyers that can pursue or defend matters in the Family Court or High Court. We have experience in a wide range of court applications including spousal maintenance, economic disparity, the sale of relationship property assets and urgent applications to prevent the disposal and removal of assets. Separating is never easy, but having an experienced relationship property lawyer on your side can make all the difference so talk to one of our family lawyers today.


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Contact us to see how we can help you with your relationship property or matrimonial issues (confidentially, of course). 

Our People

Candice Murphy

Managing Partner

Jessica Shaw


Ellen Snedden

Senior Associate

Bridget Wood

Senior Associate

Mia Petrovic


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