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What We Do

Fitzherbert Rowe is a leading provider of legal services in the Manawatu and beyond.

Family and Relationship

We can help you with matters relating to separation, children, relationship property, child and spousal maintenance and claims against estates. We have extensive experience in these areas to which we have a confidential, sensitive and professional approach.

We provide advice on:

Relationship Property

  • Relationship property agreements (matrimonial and de facto agreements)
  • Pre-marital (or pre-nuptial) agreements
  • Co-habitation contracts
  • Family trusts
  • Matrimonial litigation
  • Injunctions to prevent removal of assets overseas


  • Day to day care arrangements
  • Representation of children
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship
  • Action under the Children & Young Persons and their Families Act
  • Child abduction


  • Child Support Act
  • Spousal maintenance

Estate Claims

  • Family protection cases
  • estamentary promises claims
  • Disputes over wills

Domestic Violence

  • Applications to the family court
  • Setting aside orders

The best solutions are usually amicable ones. We have the knowledge and experience to achieve results through mediation - a less costly, less formal and often less stressful procedure than court proceedings. However, where court action is more appropriate, we will fearlessly represent your interests.

Looking for help? Contact Alastair Hall, David Sheppard or Joelle Avery

Our Community

  • Fitzherbert Rowe is proud to have supported the following local organisations and causes.

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    Palmerston North

    +64 6 356 2621
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