Family & Relationship Property

The title of this article is a real life situation for people. The finalisation of their separation* is some way off, but something needs to be done with/to the property in the meantime. Where the parties to the relationship both have the money and are willing to pay for their […] Read More›

We recently wrote a piece about how income from employment during a relationship is relationship property, and that this is an aspect of the policy that the fruits of a shared life should be shared equally. Well another aspect of NZ’s relationship property law is that it does not police […] Read More›

A feature of NZ’s relationship property law is the policy that the fruits of a shared life should be shared equally. One of the consequences of this is that each partner’s income from work during the relationship is relationship property.  If you both work in paid employment, both incomes are […] Read More›

It’s getting harder and harder to get on the property ladder in New Zealand, and particularly in Auckland. Many parents who are in a position to do so help their adult children in to home ownership by providing part of the purchase price. Many of those parents will be happy […] Read More›

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