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Is Self-Isolation Pushing you Together or Pulling you Apart?

Is Self-Isolation Pushing you Together or Pulling you Apart?

Written by:
Alissa Bell

Feeling stressed or anxious about how Covid-19 (coronavirus) and New Zealand entering alert level 4 with nationwide lockdowns will affect you and your family members? Times of crisis can result in a push-and-pull effect with our personal relationships. They bring people together – only those in your household! -  but difficult times can also lead to difficulties arising in our relationships with our, quite literally, nearest and dearest.

If you are in need of assistance, our dedicated team of family lawyers is working remotely and available to support you through this period. We can provide you with clear, pragmatic legal advice and advocacy across all aspects of family law:

Parenting and Care of Children

Including day-to-day (primary) care and contact, and guardianship matters such as your children’s health and medical matters, travel, schooling and education, extracurricular activities, religion, language and culture.

Family Violence

Protecting you, your children and family members from all forms of domestic violence, or helping you to respond to allegations made against you.

Relationship Property

If you have just started, are in, or have ended a relationship, you need legal structures in place to protect or divide up your assets and liabilities now and in future.

Estate Matters

Putting in place legal measures to protect your welfare and your property should something happen to you, for instance preparing wills, enduring powers of attorney and advising on trust matters.


If you are considering adopting a child, we can guide you through the process.

To get in touch about resolving family issues that may arise at this time, please call (09) 377 9966 or contact Alissa Bell at (, Peter Fuscic at ( or contact any solicitor in our Family Law team directly.  We are all working remotely and are available to meet with you via phone, Skype, Zoom and other video-conferencing apps.

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Family Matters

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Care of Children

Domestic Violence

Separation and Divorce

© McVeagh Fleming 2020

This article is published for general information purposes only.  Legal content in this article is necessarily of a general nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice.  If you require specific legal advice in respect of any legal issue, you should always engage a lawyer to provide that advice.

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