Alex McDonald I Divorce Lawyer I Auckland
“I cannot recommend Alex highly enough, her calm demeanor combined with her in-depth legal knowledge and wise advice helped me through a very difficult time. I always had faith that she would deliver a good outcome for me and that is exactly what she did, I would not hesitate to engage her again.”
Alex specialises in helping clients who are separating or going through divorce resolve issues around property. She is a skilful and experienced relationship property litigator. She possesses not only a sound understanding of the law but the negotiation and tactical skills critical to obtaining a just outcome for clients in what for many of them is the most stressful and frightening experience of their lives.
Just as no two families are the same no two family law cases are the same but they all involve working out what the priorities are, devising a strategy that best achieves the client’s goals, being realistic about outcomes and balancing time and cost against benefits. Alex regards her ability to accurately ‘read’ family situations, understand family dynamics and to identify what buttons to press and which ones to leave alone as all being critical to success.
Alex regularly acts for clients in relationship property cases including those involving:
- trusts and setting aside transfers of property to trusts
- compensation for economic disparity
- contracting out agreements and setting aside contracting out agreements
- maintenance and interim distributions
- division where one spouse or partner dies
On this website you will find information about the law relating to the family law services Alex provides including:
- 10 most important relationship property questions answered
- division of relationship property where relationships end because of the death of one partner
- questions and answers about what property gets divided equally and what doesn’t
- when inherited property gets shared equally and when it doesn’t
- when increases in value of separate property owned gets shared equally and when it doesn’t