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Family Law


Roddie Sim - Barrister ("RS-B") specialises in all areas of Family Law including but not limited to:

  • Parenting arrangements e.g day-to-day care & contact;

  • Guardianship disputes e.g relocation, schooling, health;

  • Orders preventing removal from New Zealand; 

  • Child support;

  • Paternity; and

  • Additional guardianship.

By integrating an understanding of the big picture with the complexity of everyday life, RS-B provides practical solutions to a range of clients.

If you require urgent (without notice) applications to the Family Court for Parenting Orders and/or Guardianship Orders, then be sure to get in touch straight away.

RS-B offers a Family Legal Advice Service (FLAS) - separate to legal aid, providing early legal advice for disputes under the Care of Children Act. This is funded by the Ministry of Justice.



RS-B can also defend any applications filed to the Family Court by Oranga Tamariki with regards to concerns about care and protection. 


Have you or your children experienced domestic violence? RS-B can help. Domestic Violence includes physical, emotional/psychological, economic, and sexual violence.

If you have been served with a Protection Order and you want to defend it, RS-B can also help.


RS-B has the legal knowledge, skills, and experience to advise clients on all relationship property matters from drafting and executing prenuptial agreements for couples entering into new relationships or whom are already in a relationship or marriage, to advising clients about their legal rights and obligations when a relationship/marriage ends.

No matter how simple or complex your relationship property matters are, including situations involving businesses, trusts, economic disparity and claims for spousal maintenance, RS-B has the expertise to advise you on all relationship property matters.

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