Separation and Relationship Property

Whether you’re going through a divorce or ending a de facto relationship, it’s never easy and often comes with a mix of complex emotions. At Alchemy Law, we understand the challenges you may be facing during this time. Our team specialises in relationship property and divorce cases, and we are here to offer you the support you need to protect your assets and ensure the well-being of your children. We believe in finding solutions and providing hope for a better future.

Wills

Ensuring that your final wishes are accurately documented in a legally binding will is an important step for every adult. Your will is a personalised legal document that reflects your specific circumstances. It outlines the individual who will manage your estate, known as the executor, and details how you wish your assets and debts to be handled after your passing.

If you already have a will but have experienced changes in your circumstances, such as entering into a new relationship or the conclusion of an existing one, it’s advisable to review and revise your will accordingly.

We are here to attentively listen to you and ensure that your wishes are appropriately captured in your will. Feel free to reach out to us via phone or email if you would like to discuss your will requirements today.

Powers of Attorney

Our team possesses extensive expertise in this field and is dedicated to helping you safeguard against potential risks in the distribution of your estate. Navigating the legal requirements for the execution of Wills can be complex, and it’s crucial to have a knowledgeable professional to ensure a smooth process without unnecessary delays. Enduring Powers of Attorney come into play when managing your own affairs becomes challenging, and we are here to offer guidance on appointing suitable attorneys for both property and personal care and welfare.

Estate Litigation

At Alchemy Law, we understand that sometimes there’s a need to challenge or contest a Will. Our team is here to provide you with the guidance and support you need to navigate the legal implications and judicial interpretation of the law.

Whether you’re considering testamentary capacity claims, adopted or estranged children’s claims, Family Protection claims, or relationship property claims, we’re dedicated to walking you through the entire process. We’ll lay out your options and offer practical advice on the strengths of your case, potential outcomes, and any associated risks. You can rely on us to be by your side every step of the way.

Parenting

At Alchemy Law, we understand that Care of Children legal proceedings, disputes, custody matters, and guardianship orders can be a challenging and emotional experience. We believe that the welfare of the child should always be the top priority in any custody situation.

The Care of Children Act 2004 is designed to support parents and guardians in working together, reaching agreements on day-to-day care, and resolving disputes. We know that dealing with the legal requirements and processes can be overwhelming, and our team is here to offer empathetic guidance at every stage. We want to make sure that you are well-informed about your rights and feel supported throughout the process.

Family Violence

Here at Alchemy Law, we understand the urgency of needing protection and safety for you and your family. If you find yourself in a situation where immediate action is necessary, we can assist you under the Family Violence Act 2018. This Act enables us to take swift measures such as obtaining a Protection Order or Police Safety Order on your behalf against your partner.

If you believe you require a protection order due to experiencing physical, sexual, or psychological abuse, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our compassionate and experienced team is here to discuss your options and provide the guidance and support you need during this challenging time. If you feel the need for immediate assistance, please contact us right away – we are dedicated to helping you in any way we can.

Paternity

Let’s talk about figuring out paternity – determining who is, or isn’t, the child’s father. This is often a crucial first step for many. It could be a woman seeking to establish the father of her child, or a man wanting to confirm if he’s the father.

We’re here to guide you through the process and assist you in understanding your eligibility for legal aid to cover the financial expenses involved, including costs and communication with labs.

Contracting Out Agreements

Entering a new relationship, whether it is de facto, marriage, or civil union, can be a thrilling experience. At the same time, it’s essential to consider keeping your assets separate from your new partner. Alchemy Law is here to help you protect your assets effectively.

We can draft up Agreements to Contract Out of the Property Relationships Act or Pre-Nuptial Agreements to ensure that your assets are secure. Our team is enthusiastic about assisting you with legal advice on your rights if your partner presents you with a prenuptial agreement.

Let us help you start your new journey with confidence.

Child Support

At Alchemy Law, we understand that raising children when parents don’t live together can be challenging. That’s why we’re here to help. Our team specialises in a range of services, including Inland Revenue assistance, administrative reviews, child support appeals, voluntary child support agreements, mediation services, and advice for parents living overseas.

We’re dedicated to providing confidential, prompt, and specialist advice on all child support related issues and family law matters in the Bay of Plenty. Let us support you in ensuring the best possible outcomes for you and your family.