Free Legal Advice
|Citizens Advice Bureau||Offer a 15 minute free legal consultation||www.cab.org.nz|
|Community Law||Run a free legal clinic and provides online information||www.communitylaw.org.nz|
|Ministry of Justice||Information on a variety of legal matters||www.justice.govt.nz|
|Women’s Refuge||Provide practical help and information on domestic violence||www.womensrefuge.org.nz|
|New Zealand Police||Information on the law and penalties for breaking the law||www.police.govt.nz|
|Child Youth and Family||Covers the care of children and youth justice||www.cyf.govt.nz|
|Auckland Council||Owning property and operating a business in Auckland||www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz|
|The Children’s Commissioner||Children’s legal rights||www.occ.org.nz|
|Family Justice||The Family Justice System and dispute resolution||www.justice.govt.nz/family-justice|
|Man Alive||An Auckland based organisation assisting men, boys and their families||www.manalive.nz|
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 www.jeremysutton.co.nz 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.”