Personal Services


On separation we can give you advice on parenting arrangements and guardianship responsibilities. We can assist you through the out of Court mediation process (FDR) and are providers of Family Legal Advice Service (FLAS). Where there are safety issues we can assist with urgent applications. We can also assist if Oranga Tamariki are involved.

Family Violence

The Cuba Family Law team make this work a priority. Someone can usually see you the day you phone us. We will work closely with Wellington Women’s refuge, Te Whare Rokiroki and Shakti and have expertise and experience in applying for protective orders. We can also provide legal assistance if you have been served with a protection order and wish to respond or secure contact to your children.


If you have been charged with an offence or involved with Police and require legal assistance, our team can help. We do limited licence, discharge without conviction applications and Jury trials.


We have experience in both New Zealand and international adoptions.


We can help with surrogacy arrangements, embryo donations and related matters including the ECART documentation.

General Family Law

We provide a general family law advice, take care of wills and enduring power of attorney documents. If a loved one has lost capacity we can assist with Court applications under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights (PPPR) Act.

Mental Health / Drug and Alcohol

Cuba Family Law can assist with applications under the Mental Health Act for compulsory treatments orders and with applications under the Substance and Addiction Act.

Hague Convention

We can assist you if you seeking to defend a Hague Convention application. Both Margaret and Liz are on the list of lawyers appointed by the Central Authority.

Legal Aid Work for all Court Proceedings

Need help on your Property? Cuba Family Law can help you with this.