Evolution Lawyers

Going through an estate or trust dispute?

We specialise in all areas of estate and trust disputes.

Estate and Trust Disputes

Changing trust law partnered with evolving family relationships naturally results in disputes arising in this area of law. Our litigation and dispute resolution team focus on achieving cost-effective outcomes outside of the court. We are able to engage other parties in collaborative way as we know that the parties’ relationships will continue after the dispute has ceased. 

When dispute resolution methods outside of the court do not work, we are experienced in trust and estate litigation. We ensure that our clients are treated fairly and that the stress that comes with going to Court over family matters is at a minimum.

Estate & Trust Disputes

Estate Litigation 

If you need to defend a claim against your estate, or you want to contest a will, we can help. Being experienced estate litigation lawyers, we understand how the laws around estates are written and how a judge would interpret the law.  

This allows us to guide you through the process so that you get the best possible outcome, explaining to you all the risks and likely outcomes of the options available. Whether you are able to settle it through mediation or you need to battle it in court, we are here to help. 

Family Trust Disputes 

Situations may arise where a person wants to dispute a trust. Whether you are the one wanting to make the dispute claim, or you are the director of the trust, we can help.  

Some common reasons for disputing a trust include: 

  • The person who made the trust did not have the mental capacity to do so
  • The trust doesn’t represent its maker’s true intent because a third party exercised undue influence over them 
  • The trust was procured through fraud
  • The trust is fraudulent or was forged


Disputing over family property is never easy. The topic is taboo, and the law can be complicated. We can be an advocate to alleviate the stress for you and your family and navigate the law to achieve an outcome that is sensitive and respectful to your particular situation. 

Our Client's Testimonials

Based on 65 reviews.
Te Kawehau Hoskins
Te Kawehau Hoskins
2022-05-05
Timely, kind, calm and professional service.
Stevan Tedianto
Stevan Tedianto
2022-04-14
In our property buying experience, George from Evolution Lawyers has been absolutely fantastic, always picking up the phone and explaining some confusing points we encountered. The firm will definitely be our first choice when it comes to conveyancing. I would absolutely recommend them!
ISOBELLE SIONE
ISOBELLE SIONE
2022-03-25
I had a case where I was looking around for a family member who was not mobile. Another lawyer put it in the too hard basket, but Evolution Law heard me out. I can not say enough about the great experience I had with Evolution Law. Lindy worked on my case, I felt heard, and she went back to make sure she could help. I was so happy they could take on our case. She kept me informed the whole way through and never made me feel like she was too busy even though I know they are busy. She pulled out all the stops. LINDY You are a star, you helped when I thought it was not possible! Thank you for everything and your wonderful team for helping my brother and I out. Your help has actually helped more than just the two of us. I am truly grateful for your help. Thank you.
Mildred Veldman
Mildred Veldman
2022-02-24
Cameron Staples
Cameron Staples
2022-02-04
Tamina and the team are excellent. I found them easy to understand as someone who isn't in the know for lawyer speak and they got the jobs I needed sorted done in and around lockdowns and COVID restrictions and my tardy replies with required information. Very happy with the service.
Dominic Lauese
Dominic Lauese
2022-01-25
I have used Evolution for several years now and have always found them great to deal with and accommodating myself and my whanau needs. Lindy and Georgia are great to deal with in my recent needs, and previously Kieran and Thomas were great too.
Alysia Hing
Alysia Hing
2022-01-21
Tamina from Evolution Lawyers was awesome to deal with. She was always quick to respond and explained things in a really simple way for us to understand. We found her very knowledgeable and was upfront on our options in case something didn't work out. Thanks Tamina.
Christy Beth
Christy Beth
2022-01-16
Lindy was amazing to deal with! Such a super star, always responsive and super helpful. Couldn’t recommend highly enough!
Tristan Marris
Tristan Marris
2022-01-14
Fast and professional service from Lindy and the wider team at Evolution Lawyers. Good operators with good service.
Tracey Stewart
Tracey Stewart
2021-12-23
Evolution Lawyers have been an absolute pleasure to work with. Our New Build home and our first in NZ was managed with professionalism, understanding, compassion and just an all round excellent experience. Kieran Boyle and Lindy Van Eck provided an awesome service and I can’t thank them enough for what would normally be a stressful time this was not the case for us it was such a smooth process. They were always happy to answer any of our questions or concerns. Thanks Team, Merry Christmas and we wish you all a prosperous New Year in 2022.

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