Emma Va’ai

Voice of the Child

Emma has a law degree and a BCA , majoring in Economics, from Victoria University, and has been practicing law since 2004.

Emma spent the first seven years of practice as a general practitioner specialising in family law. Her commerce degree compliments her legal skills in the areas of law requiring an understanding of property and financial matters.

Emma is also approved as Lawyer for Child in the Family Court, and receives appointments in this capacity from the family court. She works in the Porirua/Wellington/Kapiti areas.

Languages: English and New Zealand Sign Language
Areas of Expertise:
  • Adolescent/Teenage Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Extended Family Issues
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Issues
  • Grief
  • Illness and Disabilities
  • Loss and Anger
  • Multi-Cultural Relationships
  • Multi-Generational Issues
  • Parenting/Care and Contact Issues
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Relationship Property
  • Relocation
  • Re-Partnered/Blended Family Issues
  • Separation
  • Sexuality Issues
Experience with specific cultural, religious, ethnic, or gender groups:
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Māori
  • Pasifika
  • Samoan
  • Tongan