Relationship Property Law
We understand how important relationships are and ensuring that your finances and property are protected. Each relationship is different, so we take the time to understand your needs so that we can tailor a solution to meet your requirements, both now and for the future.
Our solicitors are highly experienced, so we can help you navigate through all stages of family and relationship property law. If you are considering a new relationship, or separating from your spouse or partner, contact one of our solicitors for expert advice today.
Our service include:
Drafting and advising on Contracting Out Agreements (also known as Pre-nuptial Agreements) if you are considering entering a de facto relationship, getting married, entering into a civil union and/or want to protect your assets;
Drafting and advising on Separation and Relationship Property Agreements in the event of separation or divorce;
Spousal and child maintenance (financial support from your partner or spouse);
Marriage Dissolution (divorce)
Court proceedings (if appropriate).
Tiriti o Waitangi Claims
We provide clients with advice in all aspects of Tiriti o Waitangi claims. We have experience representing claimants before the Waitangi Tribunal in historical Inquiries, Urgency Inquiries and Kaupapa Inquiries.
Māori Land Law
We are experienced in all aspects of Māori Land Law including formation of land trusts, Māori land succession, partition and easement issues. We have experience and expertise dealing with Māori businesses, Trusts and Tribal organisations.
Environmental and Planning Law
There are many facets to Environmental and Planning Law. We are experienced and have creative forward thinkers that will assist clients manage planning and environmental issues. We have substantial experience acting for clients in environmental and resource management proceedings.
The area of Family Law can be complex and it is not uncommon for our firm to assist clients on several different matters at the same time or consecutively.
Areas in which we can assist are:
Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney.
Property Law and Conveyancing
We assist parties with residential sales and purchases and also refinancing of mortgages. If you need legal assistance with your property transaction, please contact our office.
From 1 July 2018, all lawyers are required to comply with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT). Under this legislation we may need to gather more information from you before providing services. This may include asking for photo identification and proof of address.
We are able to assist with Personal Grievances and dispute resolution relating to any aspect of the employer-employee relationship, designing and drafting employment agreements and nay other issues arising under the Employment Relations Act 2000.
Health and Safety in Employment Law
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 reformed health and safety requirements in all New Zealand workplaces. These changes mean that there is now more responsibility on employers to ensure their workplace is safe by foreseeing and managing future risks. We at Dixon and Co Lawyers understand the complexities in this area of law and can provide information packages and legal advice to employers and employees. Contact us for more information on pricing, upcoming seminars and the services we provide.
Settlement and Post Settlement Governance Advice
We can assist with establishing legal entities and structures that will assist with negotiating your settlement and beyond that phase to Post-Settlement Governance establishment and commercial advice.