Free Legal Advice

Citizens Advice Bureau Offer a 15 minute free legal consultation
Community Law Run a free legal clinic and provides online information
Ministry of Justice Information on a variety of legal matters
Women’s Refuge Provide practical help and information on domestic violence
New Zealand Police Information on the law and penalties for breaking the law
Child Youth and Family Covers the care of children and youth justice
Auckland Council Owning property and operating a business in Auckland
The Children’s Commissioner Children’s legal rights
Family Justice The Family Justice System and dispute resolution
Man Alive An Auckland based organisation assisting men, boys and their families


These websites contain information and legal advice about a range of topics, including family violence, separation, care of children, costs of caring for children, matters relating to employment, issues with the law, housing and tenancies, neighbourhood problems, consumer rights, elder care and powers of attorney, disputes, youth rights and youth justice.


Some of these services provide free legal consultations and can arrange free follow-up legal representation for those eligible.  In some circumstances, free counselling, mediation and support are available.


I would encourage anyone in need, to take full advantage of these great services available. They are staffed by knowledgeable and compassionate people, who will do their best to help you reach a good outcome for you and your family.


Jeremy Sutton is a specialist divorce lawyer based in Auckland City. Call 309-4647 to make an appointment or visit for free information. Jeremy offers a one-off consultation for people seeking advice on a range of issues relating to separation and divorce. The cost is $500 plus GST.

“The information posted on this website is prepared for a general audience, without investigation into the facts of any particular case. This information is no substitute for legal advice and does not create a lawyer-client relationship; you are advised to consult with a lawyer on any legal issue.”