Whether you’re planning for the future - or need to resolve a current relationship matter - our specialist team is ready to help.
 
Whatever your circumstances, Wynn Williams is experienced in all facets of matrimonial, relationship and family law.
 
If you’re involved in a family dispute, we can guide you through this difficult time. We will provide you with sound strategies and solutions-focused advice.
 
We can also assist you with prudent strategic planning in the areas of trusts, wills, asset ownership and valuation.

Relationship Property
If you’re in a relationship – whether marriage, civil union, or a de facto relationship – it’s important to understand how your property is owned. Our team can help you structure your property ownership in a way that’s fair, transparent and robust. And if your relationship is about to change or end, we can advise you on separation and property settlements, including your options in litigation.

Family Protection & Care of Children
Our caring and experienced Family Law specialists can explain the options available in the law regarding the care of children. This includes custody, access and guardianship applications; child support; adoption; and national/international relocation cases. We can also assist with domestic protection applications.

Estate Planning
Wynn Williams advises clients on all aspects of trusts, wills and estates. Together, we can work out a strategy that will provide for your family’s needs, both now and in the future, and achieve the outcomes you’re looking for.

Estate Litigation
Are you faced with a dispute regarding family property or an estate? We can assist with family protection claims, testamentary promises, and disputes as to the validity of wills (such as mental incapacity or duress).
 

Reported Decisions

  • Penny v Penny [2006] NZFLR 477
  • P v P [2005] NZFLR 689
  • Penny v Penny (No 4) [2005] 25 FRNZ 320
  • AB v CD [2011] NZFLR 529; (2011) 25 NZTC 20-028 (2011) 28 FRNZ 700
  • N v H [2010] NZFLR 463
  • T v H (2006) 26 FRNZ 282
  • MHL v DJRL [2006] NZFLR 174
  • Q v B [2005] NZFLR 337
  • D v S [2003] NZFLR 81
  • S v D [2002] NZFLR 865
  • D v S [2002] NZFLR 116
  • D v S (2001) 21 FRNZ 331
  • D v D [2001] NZFLR 613, (2001) 20 FRNZ 392
  • Drew v Drew [1997] NZFLR 491, (1997) FRNZ 668
  • Ewing v Ewing (1993) 10 FRNZ 245
  • Ewing v Ewing (1991) 8 FRNZ 308
  • Gough v Gough (1987) 3 FRNZ 200
  • Lyon v Wilcox [1994] 3 NZLR 422, (1994) 12 FRNZ 101
  • Ewing v Ewing (1993) 11 FRNZ 364
  • Wilcox v Lyon (1993) 11 FRNZ 1

Recent Projects

  • Advising clients on relationship property agreements at the beginning and end of relationships.
  • Guiding clients involved in separations to deal with division of relationship property and trust.
  • Acting in the High Court on a major relationship property appeal involving property exceeding $28 million and complex business and trust arrangements.
  • Counsel in various courts, including Court of Appeal, for mother on leading New Zealand case over her relocation with children to her country of birth.
  • Mediation for Family Court in relationship property litigation.
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