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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
June 10, 2012

Joint Tenants Vs. Tenants In Common

In New Zealand, when purchasing a property personally with another party you can choose to own the property as Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common. Propery […]
March 4, 2012

Make Sure You Get It Right – Have A ‘Legal Affairs Audit’!

Are you considering making a ‘lump sum’ gift? Do you have (or are you likely to have) any children or other financial dependents? Do you own […]
November 4, 2011

Weddings and Wills

Death and Wills! This is generally not a typical topic of conversation when you are preparing for your wedding. But due consideration should be given to […]
November 4, 2011

Abolition of Gift Duty – Should You Make A ‘Lump Sum’ Forgiveness of Debt?

The much heralded abolition of gift duty has now been passed into law and took effect on 1 October 2011. This news has evoked an enthusiastic […]