Relationship Property

Relationship problems can be emotionally and financially devastating. We help take the stress out of the legal side of relationships with our transparent approach to law.

  • Contracting Out Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Dissolution of Marriage

Wills

It’s crucial to write a will in the right way. We can assist with wills, reviews and disputes.

  • Will Drafting
  • Administration Act
  • Wills Act
  • Reviews & Disputes

Trusts

People create trusts for all sorts of reasons. We can assist with all aspects of setting up, managing and restructuring trusts.

  • Formation, Reviews & Amendments
  • Change of Trustees
  • Appointment & Removal of Beneficiaries
  • Trust Management & Administration
  • Resettlement & Restructuring
  • Winding up of Trusts

Elder Law

Loved ones getting older shouldn’t add to the complication of life. We’re here to help guide you through the legal aspects of elder management.

  • Wills
  • EPOAS
  • Trusts & Memorandum of Wishes
  • Rest Home Subsidy Applications
  • Management of Elderly/Disabled Client' Affairs
  • Protection of Personal Property & Rights (PPPR) Applications
  • Rest Home Agreements/Occupation Right Agreements (ORA)

Estates

Dealing with the loss of a loved one or close friend is always difficult. Our estates team will look after the legal details so you can concentrate on taking care of yourself and your family.

  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Probates
  • Letters of Administration
  • Estates (Overseas & NZ-based)
  • Estate Disputes & Claims

Notarial Services

Kristine King is a Notary Public as granted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

  • Services are by appointment only.
  • Please ring (09) 623-0515 or email reception@dklaw.co.nz.
  • Documents are required prior to appointment, including any instructions relating to the service to be performed.
  • We do not have a translator on site. You must have sufficient English to identify yourself; that you understand the nature, contents and effect of the document; and are willing to perform the formalities of execution (swearing or deposing).
  • Photocopies cannot be certified. Originals must be presented.
  • Your current passport or NZ government issued ID (NZ driver licence, current passport or firearms licence) must be produced as identification and confirmation of your signature for all witnessing.