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#222805 29-Aug-2017 11:44
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Can anyone recommend a good and reasonably priced family law firm in Welly?

 

I need to update a few things like wills etc.  Basic stuff.

 

I don't need a big shiny firm with astronomical hourly rates, just a good family lawyer. 

 

Preferably near Welly-CBD or a quick bus ride further out.





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  #1854667 29-Aug-2017 11:49
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I'll have a look when I get home this evening - there's one I used about 12 years ago (for other matters) who was really good.


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  #1854668 29-Aug-2017 11:49
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They're all astronomically priced, particularly CBD. My wife worked for a large one, and is moving to a smaller family law place soon, but I bet they're expensive still. Interested to hear if anyone knows a decent priced one.


 
 
 
 


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  #1854703 29-Aug-2017 12:12
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Carter Chung are good. Seem expensive to me, but in reality they are probably in line with their peers (i.e. they are all expensive, as above)


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  #1854735 29-Aug-2017 12:53
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As per @nickb800, I have personally used Carter Chung and would recommend them.

 

That said, just how simple? You can get very basic wills done absolutely fine for low cost/free online. "Basic" here means stuff like "I leave all my stuff to my wife/husband/children/milkman/the SPCA", not "Great Aunty Doris can have the vase, and my second wife can have the car, but my third husband doesn't get anything".

 

For example, www.lawhawk.nz has a free automated online will (disclosure: my mate runs Lawhawk). Answer some questions and a document spits out the other end that you just have to sign and have witnessed.

 

In terms of lawyer costs, for something straightforward, there is no reason why you shouldn't ask for a fixed fee quote in advance. Like any profession (and even trade), it's the open ended stuff that can surprise you (not in a good way). 


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  #1854763 29-Aug-2017 13:24
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We have utilised the services of Hayman Lawyers in Wellington when we had to update a few bits an pieces. They were good to deal with and made things pretty easy.




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  #1854885 29-Aug-2017 16:34
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mdf:

 

That said, just how simple? You can get very basic wills done absolutely fine for low cost/free online.

 

 

 

 

Not quite that simple ...  meat and potatoes stuff for any half-decent lawyer but beyond DIY or web-templates.





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  #1854898 29-Aug-2017 17:23
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Rachael Dewar Law in the CBD were very good when I used them a year or so back for a number of issues that were more than routine.


 
 
 
 


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  #1855405 30-Aug-2017 16:59
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Got a bit sidetracked yesterday, but managed to have a look today. Jones Law is the firm I used a number of years ago. They were very efficient and I thought they were very reasonably priced at the time. It's always possible the intervening years may have changed things.


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