18 August 2021 | COVID Update


In line with Ministry of Health guidance, our staff are currently working remotely. They remain available to assist and it is business as usual. However, we ask that wherever possible you contact us online or by email to casemanager@fdrc.co.nz

If you need to courier documents, please contact our case management staff in the first instance to confirm the appropriate delivery details.

For updated guidance from the Ministry of Justice on shared care of children during COVID-19 alert levels please click here

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Relationship Property

Resolving relationship property disputes in the courts can be a lengthy, costly, and public affair.

Parties wanting to resolve disputes as to relationship property and the division of assets on separation may choose to use private dispute resolution services instead.

The FDR Centre has developed a specialist private dispute resolution service for parties to relationship property disputes (and other Family Law matters such as trusts, wills, and estates) that is robust and certain, yet innovative in its commonsense approach to resolving these challenging types of disputes promptly and privately.

The three options available are Family Law Arbitration, Family Law Mediation, and a hybrid process – Family Law Arb-Med.

Any separation process can be difficult and stressful for the individuals concerned as well as their wider family networks. If you think you need a little more help and support, you may also wish to consider counselling services at this time.

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of separating couples are aged between 40 and 49 years old - division of relationship property is often an issue