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 For Auckland call us on 09 4183753 or outside Auckland  0800 472 637

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Legal Support

GRG is not able to give legal advice on your case but we are able to give you general information about the law and the types of issues that are relevant for full time grandparent and whanau caregivers.  We can also refer members to the relevant agencies or information sources.

Where to get legal help

Phone or visit a Citizens’ Advice Bureau

Citizens’ Advice Bureaus around New Zealand provide information about the law. Some may be able to provide initial legal advice.

Find a Citizens’ Advice Bureau near you

Family Court

The Family Justice website has information about dealing with personal and family disputes, including reaching agreement about how to care for your children after a relationship breakup.

There have been a number of significant changes to the way the Family Court manages disputes involving the care of children since April 2014, particularly around access to legal representation and the way in which the case is managed at the beginning of the dispute resolution process. 

Visit the new Family Justice website

Phone or visit a Community Law Centre

Community law centres provide information and other legal help. Their services are particularly for people who cannot afford to pay.

Find a community law centre near you

Find information online

Many people can sort out more minor legal difficulties themselves if they have the right information.

Getting legal advice

If you don’t know a suitable lawyer already:

Legal aid

Legal Aid Services is government funding to pay for legal help for people who cannot afford a lawyer. It is available for people facing criminal charges, and those with a civil legal problem or family dispute (including family matters) that may go to court, as well as for Waitangi Tribunal.

Find out more about legal aid

About us 

Grandparents Raising GrandchildrenTM Trust NZ (GRG) is a registered Charitable Trust operating throughout New Zealand providing support services to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren on a full-time basis. Our vision is for a community where grandparents raising grandchildren are empowered to provide a safe, secure and nurturing home for their grandchildren.

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Te tautoko i nga tupuna, mokopuna me te whanau.
Te awhina ia ratou ki te whakatutuki i nga putanga
pai i roto i to raatau oranga.
Supporting grandparents, grandchildren and whanau
to achieve positive outcomes in their lives.  



Contact us

Member Support 
Outside Auckland Freephone
0800 472 637      

Auckland Landline or Mobile Phone Callers
(09) 418 3753 

National Support Office
9:00am - 2:00pm
09 418 3753

PO Box 34-892
Auckland 0746
New Zealand

Email GRG Office

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