Melanie Baker

Resolution Practitioner
0800 77 44 20
Voice of Child Specialist, Family dispute resolution (FDR), Relationship Property

Melanie is lawyer and mediator. She has been practising law in Lower Hutt since 1988. She is an experienced lawyer for child and family lawyer.

Over the past few years Melanie has also completed extensive training in family dispute resolution in New Zealand and overseas and has become an accredited family specialist mediator.

Melanie believes her experience working with families, and in particular children, has made her very well equipped to assist people to resolve issues to do with the care of their children.

Melanie is currently an elected member of the Wellington Branch Council of the New Zealand Law Society and is a member of one of the Standards (Complaints) committees. She is a trustee of the Wellington Community Law Centre, a Director of Atiawa Toa FM Limited and a former chair of the Petone Central School Board of Trustees. As a parent herself, she understands the challenges of modern parenting and is of the view is that people should be empowered to reach their own agreements regarding their children’s care.

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