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July 4, 2019

All About Employment Relationships

It’s no surprise that employment relationships are a major feature of our lives. Many of us spend more time at work than we do in our […]
February 26, 2019

How the Changes to the Relationship Property Act Affect You

Are you married or in a de facto relationship? Are you thinking of moving in with that special someone? Do you already have a contracting out […]
July 5, 2017
Relationship Property

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst – Understanding Relationship Property 

You’ve probably heard that there are three versions of the truth – her version; his version and somewhere in between. Nobody wants to end up feeling […]
March 14, 2017

Can You Trust Your Trust? What you need to know to protect your home.

Can You Trust Your Trust? The following hypothetical scenario is very common: Jess has decided to purchase a residential property. Jess is currently single, but is […]
July 7, 2016

Flatmate or De Facto Partner?

The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (‘Act’) provides an equal sharing presumption to relationship property for qualifying relationships.   Qualifying relationships are marriages, civil unions or de facto […]
December 7, 2015

Trusts & Relationship Property – What Does Clayton v Clayton Mean For Me?

Clayton v Clayton [2015] NZCA 30 (‘Clayton’) considers whether property owned by a particular trust is relationship property for the purposes of the Property (Relationship) Act […]
June 10, 2014

Relationship Breakdown And The Equal Division Of Assets

The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (‘PRA’) makes the assumption that all relationship property will be divided equally on the breakdown of any relationship (whether you are […]
June 14, 2013

Relationship Property After Death

Part 8 of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (‘the Act’) deals with the division of property where a marriage relationship or de facto relationship ends (after […]
March 5, 2013

For Richer, Poorer – Contracting Out Of The Property (Relationships) Act 1976

The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (the ‘Act’) applies to all domestic relationships, including marriages, de facto relationships and same sex relationships. The defining feature of the […]