Personal litigation essentially involves lawyer representation in court about non-criminal matters such as family law and contested estate disputes.

Our dispute resolution lawyers hold the expertise and people skills to help you navigate these kind of matters.

Estate Disputes

Estate disputes may arise when you have been left out of a will or wish to challenge the validity of a will. Perhaps you are an executor of an estate and are facing a family provision claim.

We have extensive experience in estate litigation and can provide clear advice on the process involved and the merits of your claim, or a claim you are facing as executor of an estate.

Family Law (Property and Parenting)

If you are separating, you may need to access advice on dividing your assets or parenting matters. We are experienced in advising on family law property settlements, parenting matters and divorce.

We know this situation can be a very difficult and emotional process and we ensure that our approach prioritises practical advice and support.

Court Appearances

If you are required to appear in Court for a drink driving, traffic matter or other criminal matter, it can be a daunting experience and you should seek legal advice.

We can help you in this situation by providing advice about your position, explaining the relevant Court procedures and appearing in Court on your behalf.

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At Donovan Oates Hannaford you’ll find something a little bit different. We may be a local firm with a long history in the Hastings region, but the solutions we offer our clients draw on broad experience and leading practices of our larger metropolitan counter parts.

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