About Me

I have been in practice since 2005 as a specialist family lawyer. I have been a member of the Wellington Branch of the Family Law Committee of the New Zealand Law Society and of the Wellington Family Court Management Committee. I have also been a member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society.

I am on the list of senior lawyers appointed by the Court to act as lawyer for the child in court cases about children. Although I am based in Lower Hutt I also appear in the Wellington and Porirua Family Courts.



  • children's care arrangements (previously called "custody")
  • domestic violence
  • divorce / dissolution of marriage
  • paternity
  • adoption
  • Child, Youth and Family matters
  • guardianship disputes (e.g. medical, schooling, relocation and international travel)
  • division of relationship property
  • contracting out agreements
  • separation
  • spousal maintenance
  • family protection and testamentary promises
  • PPPR applications



Phone: 04 568 7525
Mobile: 027 568 7525
Email: jodi@jodiryanlaw.co.nz
Postal: PO Box 30357
Lower Hutt 5040
Fax: 04 568 7526