Racheal Allison

Senior Associate

Racheal is a skilled family lawyer with extensive experience in matters relating to parenting, separation, relationship property, guardianship disputes, child support, family violence (protection orders) and asset protection, including contracting out agreements (pre-nuptials).

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She understands that family law matters can be emotionally charged and stressful. Racheal takes a supportive approach, and works closely with her clients to develop tailored legal strategies that meet their needs and goals.

She is a strong advocate for her clients and has the skills and expertise necessary to represent them in court if required. Racheal is pragmatic and is committed to providing her clients with the information they need to make well informed decisions about their legal options.

Racheal’s experience and child-focussed approach has been recognised by her inclusion on the Court-appointed Lawyer for Child list.

Recent highlights

  • Supported clients through the separation process, negotiated and reached agreement on issues relating to the division of trust property and relationship property. This included negotiating spousal maintenance claims, economic disparity claims, other trust-related claims, and representing clients in the mediation process.
  • Represented clients in the Family Court regarding childcare matters, including disputes around day-to-day care and contact, guardianship disputes (such as schooling and relocation).
  • Assisted clients in obtaining court orders under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act, where family members had lost capacity and did not have powers of attorney in place.

  • Participated in Family Court matters related to child support issues, both with Inland Revenue and in cases where parties resided overseas, seeking support and opposing payment.

  • Advised clients regarding family violence matters and acted for clients who sought urgent protection orders or were served with orders and needed assistance in defending the application.


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