Relationships and break-ups
Your local Community Law Centre can provide free initial legal advice and information.
Births, Death & Marriages (Department of Internal Affairs)
This website has information about marriages and civil unions. On this site you can also apply online for a marriage licence or download the application forms.
This Family Court webpage provides a range of information relevant to adult relationships, including information on separation, dissolution, relationship property and the court processes that apply in those areas. You can access pamphlets online, as well as Family Court forms such as Dissolution of Marriage Application packs.
Family Court fee waiver forms
Family Court fee waiver (or refund) forms are available here:
New Zealand Law Society
You can access pamphlets online or order hard copies from the New Zealand Law Society.
Phone: (04) 472 7837
Work and Income
Relationships often have a significant impact on personal finances. For information on how your changing relationship status might affect what benefits you are entitled to, contact Work and Income.
Phone: 0800 559 009