Here are some useful resources and links to help you understand the legal framework in New Zealand and get you started in resolving your legal concerns. You will also find details of our Terms of Engagement, Customer Care & Service and information about AML/CFT.
Care Of Children
You can find out more information about the law that applies to the care of children on the Ministry of Justice website. This includes parenting during a break-up, parenting plans and orders, and guardianship.
Separation & Divorce
You can find out more information about the law that applies upon separation from your partner or spouse on the Ministry of Justice website. This includes formalisation, Family Court proceedings, and divorce.
You can find further information about the Māori Land Court and Māori Appellate Court and their respective jurisdictions on the Māori Land Court website. This includes information about the Court, Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, and the Court regulations and practices.
IRD (Media Release)
Inland Revenue regularly updates New Zealanders via media releases. For up-to-date information on taxes, the economy, and Child support matters, you can read their media releases here.
IRD (Child Support)
Child support is money paid by parents who do not live with their children, or who share care with someone else. You can find more information about child support by following the link below.
Legal Aid Eligibility
Legal aid is government funding to pay for legal help for people who cannot afford a lawyer. Dixon & Co Lawyers are registered Legal aid providers in Family, Civil (refugee and immigration), and Waitangi Tribunal matters.
Legal aid is an important part of New Zealand’s justice system. It helps people to resolve legal problems that may go to court and makes sure that people are not denied justice because they can’t afford a lawyer.
You can access the Legal aid application form for family matters on the Legal aid website.
Terms Of Engagement
Customer Care & Service
Our Customer Care & Service contains information that the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2008 (NZLS Rules) require us to provide to you.
As of 1 July 2018, lawyers and conveyancers are bound by the requirements of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (“the Act”). We are required to obtain and verify documents that evidence your name, date of birth and address.