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I received more guidance in one meeting than over a year of dealing with a Lawyer
Approximately 1 year ago I came to FDSS seeking guidance on obtaining regular contact with my two children aged 7 and 9 at the time. I knew nothing of the courts system, exhausted my finances through lawyers and was ineligible for any form Legal Aid. During this time I dealt with Zayne and I can hand on heart say I received more guidance in one meeting than over a year of dealing with a Lawyer. Zayne has an unparalleled understanding of the Family legal system. He has a pragmatic approach which is fair and gets results. His suggestions were always child focused and challenged me to rethink any actions I might make that could conflict with this. As a result I had the support I needed to navigate the overwhelming Family court process and achieve an outcome in a shorter amount of time than I could have anticipated – even with COVID delays. I have referred other parents to FDSS and the only shame is there is such a huge need gap to fill and not more of Zayne.
Thank you so much
Being accused of not being a good and responsible dad by my ex in order to retain custody for herself, I found myself caught in over a year of battle in court that cost me a huge amount of money. But I found that the worst impact was on my mental and physical health. Every aspect of my life suffered, including the time with my kids. Feeling out of control for such a long time with no end in sight is a huge burden that many will find destructive. After one year there seem to be few achievements and still not end in sight while still paying a high profile lawyer. I terminated the engagement with the lawyer and came here for help. Thanks so much, David for the incredible patience and professional advice. Thanks for reassuring me and giving me direction. It has made a huge difference to my life and the future of the kids. Thanks so much.
I have had the absolute pleasure of having Zayne’s complete support. His commitment to helping parents navigate the appalling family court system is commendable. I genuinely hope one day that his selfless actions are formally recognised. Thank-you again Zayne for you mental and legal support whilst stuck in a system that offers none of either. In my mind you are a true hero..
I wish i have met the FDSS guys long time ago
I am very grateful for Chris & Zayne. I was a lawyer-represented and decided to self-represent in 2018. I approached the FDSS team and i was astonished by the way they had explained every detail about the court processes, hearings allocations and what to expect …etc! We need more people to help like Chris and Zayne
I have a legal aid lawyer representing me in the family court but honestly i haven’t contacted my lawyer since i met Zayne. Before meeting Zayne from FDSS, i was always anxious and confused what will happen with my case, my lawyer would take ages to respond without clear information. But since i met with Zayne – he is just amazing and i have gained alot of knowledge from him.
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FDSS – Family Disputes Support Services is a community organisation powered and funded by people like you. We are just normal parents like you with very extensive experience and knowledge dealing with the family court system and superior courts within New Zealand.