Surendra Bennett

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Surendra assists clients in all aspects of divorce including:

  • relationship property division
  • spousal maintenance
  • child care arrangements
  • disputes in relation to trusts and estates involving relationship property and
  • where a surviving spouse or partner wishes to make a claim on an estate.

Surendra deals with contentious estate litigation under the Family Protection Act, where family members seek further provision from a deceased estate (where the will made inadequate provision), and for testamentary promises, that is, where work or services have been provided to a person for reward, but the promised reward is not reflected in the person's will after they pass away.

Surendra can also assist clients with matters relating to Protection orders and applications to the court to obtain orders for Welfare Guardians and Property Managers (Powers of attorney) for people who have lost capacity to think or act for themselves. Surendra has appeared in Family Court and High Court for various matters.

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's Lawyer's Association.

Surendra is a mother 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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