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Note – these are genuine comments, written by real clients, whom I have never met in person and am not related to (!). I did not write the words and ask them to sign them. They came up with the words.  

We would definitely recommend you’

‘Thank you for your services, the process was straightforward and we would definitely recommend you to others.’ 

  • Probate client, March 2019

‘Clearly her system must be very efficient.’

‘Cheryl charged for what seemed  amazingly little time to produce the large number of documents necessary for Probate of my deceased wife’s Will and Transmission by Survivorship of her share of our home.  Clearly her system must be very efficient.

‘With very adequate covering notes, the documents were not difficult to complete and the witnessing by a friendly Justice of the Peace was even for free!  Thank you Cheryl – should the occasion arise, I would suggest your services to somebody who might be in need of such.’

  • EV11 – March 2019

‘The instructions were very clear and precise… I could not possibly go wrong.’

‘We had to apply for Probate after our Mum passed away. We decided to go through Kiwilaw, as our lawyers quoted approximately $2000 plus costs for what seemed a very straightforward probate, not to mention the fact that some lawyers take their time processing this.

‘Cheryl was very helpful, and talked me through the process very well. The online questionnaire was easy to follow. All the documents that Cheryl sent were very well scripted to the letter. The instructions were very clear and precise – everything set out in a clearfile, I could not possibly go wrong.

I found Cheryl very open and I felt like I could ring her anytime if I needed. My emails were always replied to very promptly and the fee with High Court costs were very, very low.

‘Her motto to yield to principle not pressure is very clear. Why pay thousands when Kiwilaw can do as low as $600 total? [Note – the equivalent is now $690.]

‘The timeline from when I sent everything off to when probate was granted was approx 6 weeks – I was very impressed!

‘Thanks Cheryl and Kiwilaw. I will certainly be recommending your services to others.’

  • Maria (Manawatu) – February 2019

‘You can use Kiwilaw without fear’

‘Cheryl is worthy of a New Year’s honour for bringing simplicity and low cost to an arcane process that has previously served only to enrich the legal profession. 

You can use Kiwilaw without fear. You start by answering a series of simple questions online. The documents then turn up with easy to follow instructions on what to sign and how to get them witnessed etc. It’s really straightforward.’

  • Paul Barnes (Auckland) – February 2019

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kiwilaw…’

‘Upon realising I needed to apply for probate after my father’s passing, Google lead me to Kiwilaw’s website and Cheryl.

Cheryl made the process so much easier than I thought it would be in an already difficult time. Her online questionnaire was simple and easy to follow and Cheryl completed the paperwork promptly and supplied easy to follow step by step instructions for me to finalise the application.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kiwilaw to anyone in need of these services.’

  • Craig Douglas (Auckland) – February 2019

‘Thank goodness for the internet and innovative professionals like you!’

‘I just want to say that I can’t believe how straightforward the process with you has been so far, or how responsive you have been …. It is a complete contrast to my experience to date with the [other] legal firm … Thank goodness for the internet and innovative professionals like you!’

  • South Island client, February 2019 (application for probate)

‘I want to commend you for your initiative…’

‘Once again, I want to commend you for your initiative with this stuff.

  • Hamilton client, January 2019 (application for probate)

‘Your instructions…are exceptional…’

‘Thanks very much for the documents which got delivered this morning.
I have read and re read them. It looks pretty straightforward. Your instructions for each document are exceptional, so thanks for this.’ 

  • Palmerston North client, December 2018 (application for probate)

‘Very easy and intuitive’

‘I have completed the automated interview as requested. It seemed to work just fine and was actually very easy and intuitive.’

  • Auckland client, November 2018 (application for probate)

‘Thanks again.’ 

‘Thanks again, your service was and is very helpful.’ 

  • Auckland client, July 2018 (application for probate – two executors)

‘Incredibly grateful’ client…

‘Recently I used Cheryl’s services to apply for Letters Of Administration after my father passed away without a known will.

Cheryl made the process so easy and stress free after I became completely overwhelmed at the idea of having to deal with a large law firm and all the very large costs that came with them.

Not only did Cheryl explain everything in a way that I understood, but she also made sure I was comfortable with each part of the process before we moved onto the next one.

I absolutely loved the fact Cheryl gave me the option to complete each of the necessary research steps myself to keep costs down rather than just do it for me then send me a bill.

I would not hesitate to recommend Cheryl’s services to anyone in my position, I can’t speak highly enough of her and the work she did for me. I am incredibly grateful to her for making a difficult time so much easier.’       

  • 19 May 2018 (North Canterbury client)






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Pay only $690 all up, instead of $1200+. (A bit more for some letters of administration….)  No catch – just Kiwilaw’s commitment to helping people save money by doing routine work themselves and paying legal fees only for legal work.



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