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2 March 2018

Changing Immigration Policies - The Result

New Zealand's immigration landscape has been changing over the last year.  New policies were implemented by the former National Government, and now the Labour-led Government is set to...

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21 February 2018

Inheritance - Is it separate property?

Separate property is all property of a spouse/partner that is not required to be equally shared under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 when a relationship comes to an end...

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29 Sep 2017

Domestic Violence Victims Protection Bill

Domestic violence has proven to be a significant issue in New Zealand.  For example, in 2016 the New Zealand Police investigated 118,910 incidents of family violence, that equates to approximately one incident every...

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27 Feb 2017

The Human Tissues Act

Ticking the ‘donor’ box on a driver licence may not meet accepted requirements for obtaining informed consent. Read more

31 May 2016

When a flatmate becomes something more

There is no formal process that records the commencement date of a de facto relationship. So when do flat mates become 'a couple' for the purposes of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976?
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12 May 2013

Relationship property after death

Part 8 of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 deals with the division of property where a relationship ends due to death of one (or both) parties.

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12 May 2013

For Richer, For Poorer - Contracting out of the Property Relationships Act 1976

The equal sharing provisions of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 apply to all relationships exceeding three years duration...
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