Surendra Bennett

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Surendra specialises in Family Law and has extensive experience in all aspects of divorce, separations and childcare/custody matters. Surendra primarily deals with:

  • contracting out agreements (pre-nuptial agreements)
  • division of relationship property after separation
  • spousal maintenance payments
  • childcare/custody issues
  • disputing wills and estatesRising Star - Surendra

In a divorce or separation, Surendra has a compassionate approach with her clients and the ability to advocate for them strongly. Surendra ensures her clients are aware of their legal rights and obligations under the law and seeks the best outcome for them.

Surendra often engages in dispute resolutions such as mediations and negotiations to reach agreement and settle matters. However, if the matter needs to be progressed to court then she has the experience to advocate for her clients. She has appeared in the Family Court and High Court.

Surendra can also assist clients with matters relating to:

  • urgent protection orders
  • welfare guardians and property managers (powers of attorney) for people who have lost capacity to think or act for themselves
  • disputes in relation to wills or estates

Surendra is appointed to sit as a committee member on the ADLS Family law Committee and the Family Courts Association. She is also a member of the New Zealand Law Society Family Law Section and the Auckland Women Lawyers' Association.

Surendra is a mother of two active young boys and spends most weekends with her family. Surendra is also a keen golfer and can be found on the golf course or driving range in her spare time.

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