- We operate New Zealand's largest network of field agents, process servers and licensed private investigators.
- We are the preferred document serving agency for a number of government departments and law enforcement agencies.
- We are authorised to serve criminal documents pursuant to the Summary Proceedings Act 1957.
- We serve legal documents correctly and always abide by the New Zealand courts rules of service.
- We manage an extensive regional based team of competent and court approved process servers with a working knowledge of local geography.
- We provide the most competitive fee structure with reductions for regular clients.
- We use confidential informants, public databases and a range of proven tracing methods to assist in serving the most evasive defendants.
Cost-effective and professional legal document serving by New Zealand's most experienced nationwide process servers.
When you need documents served, we'll do it on time, every time. Our reputation for successful process serving is rock solid. Our vetted and experienced process servers (legal document servers) in Wellington and across every region of New Zealand will professionally serve your legal documents, court proceedings and dissolution of marriage applications.
Our New Zealand court-approved process servers deliver a diverse range of legal documents that often require an individual to attend a court hearing. Our professional document servers are ready to take on any challenge and work assiduously to deliver your legal documents and court proceedings, on time, every time.
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We serve legal documents, court proceedings and dissolution of marriage (divorce) applications in Wellington and anywhere in New Zealand.
Dion Neill, founder of The Neill Group, served his first legal document in 1987 for a Wellington client. Robust processes and latest software support our high success rate, so we remain a formidable competitor for process serving in Wellington and throughout New Zealand.
Our trained and highly-experienced process servers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and across every region of New Zealand - professionally serve all legal documents and court proceedings, including:
- District Court documents
- Family Court documents
- High Court documents
- Employment Court documents
- Child custody orders
- Tenancy eviction notices
- Dissolution of Marriage applications
- Family protection orders
- Court summonses
- Bankruptcy notices
- Demand notices
- Trespass notices
- Property Law Act notices
- Orders for examination
- Charging documents
- International Court subpoenas
- Company receivership documents
- Sensitive personal or commercial documents
Sensitive, confidential and time-critical document couriers
We are more than process servers who serve legal documents. We offer a courier service for sensitive, time-critical and confidential documents throughout New Zealand and worldwide. Our carefully vetted former police and military specialists will personally deliver your documents to the intended recipient or location.
We use the most advanced technology to ensure your documents are protected with the highest-level of physical and electronic security at all times. New Zealand legal firms, government agencies and corporate entities trust our secure document courier service.
We operate the largest network of experienced and court-approved process servers in New Zealand, operating from Kaitaia to Bluff.
We serve New Zealand and international dissolution of marriage (divorce) applications.
How to apply for a divorce in New Zealand
When you apply for a divorce you need to complete an application for dissolution of marriage. This information is available from your local Family Court.
The Family Court will process your application and give you a set of documents that need to be given to your ex-partner by someone else (not you).
Types of divorce applications
1. If both you and your partner want a divorce
If you have grounds to do so, both you and your partner ask the Family Court for a Marriage of Dissolution Order.
2. If only one of you wants a divorce
You will need to ask the Family Court to make a decision. This is known as applying for an order. If you are applying for an order, you (or your lawyer) become responsible for ensuring that your application documents are served on the other person.
You need to employ a process server (legal document server) because you can't serve the documents yourself.
- How to apply
- What happens after you file your application
- What happens after the divorce documents have been served
If your ex-partner doesn’t want a divorce or they won’t agree to apply together or you don’t want to ask them to apply together, you can apply on your own. Note: When you print the forms it’s important to print them single-sided.
- Fill in the forms in the application pack:
One party application for divorce (Order dissolving a marriage or civil union) [PDF, 4.5 MB]
- Also include:
- an original or certified copy of your marriage or civil union certificate (this is not the document you signed on the day of your marriage or civil union). Here is an example of a New Zealand marriage certificate [JPG, 670 KB].
- You can get the certificate from Births, Deaths and Marriages(external link)
- a copy of your separation agreement or separation order, if you have one, to prove you’ve been living apart for at least two years.
- File your application. This means your documents need to be delivered personally or posted to your local Family Court by you or your lawyer.
How to serve a trespass notice
There is legal requirement to give a trespass notice in writing, however giving a trespass notices reinforces the seriousness of the situation. Also, the recipient cannot state they had no knowledge of the trespass notice.
There are two ways to deliver a trespass notice:
1. Verbal trespass
If you deliver a trespass notice verbally, it is advisable to record the date and time along with the reason for giving a trespass notice to that person. Also record the name or description of the person asked to leave.
2. Written trespass
If you undertake a written trespass, complete three copies of the trespass notice:
one copy for the person you are serving the trespass notice on
one copy for you to keep
one copy to give to the nearest police station or attending police officer, for entering into the police records database
To serve a notice you simply hand it to the person. If they refuse to accept it and it drops on the ground, it is still considered served. Keep that copy and note down that the person refused to accept the notice.
You are required to give the trespasser a reasonable amount of time to leave. If the person stays or takes an unreasonable time, call the police.
What happens when the trespass notice is ignored?
If you have served a trespass notice and the recipient continues to visit your home or business premises, they have committed an offence against the trespass act and can be arrested.
It is an offence punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000.00 or imprisonment not exceeding three months to enter an address that you have been trespassed from within two years from the date of receiving the notice.