News - August 2016

Interim Distributions of Relationship Property

August 17, 2016 | Maretta Twentyman

The media has recently commented on a case where a Judge ordered that each party take an interim distribution of AUD 1 million. This was to cover their ongoing living costs while the relationship...Read More

Providing a ‘Home For Life’ for a Child

August 8, 2016 | Maretta Twentyman

The idea of the home for life initiative is to transition children from the care of  The Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki (‘the Ministry’) to a permanent home.  When a...Read More

Relationship Property Division Following Death

August 6, 2016 | Debbie Dunbar

If a marriage, civil union or de facto relationship ends upon death **, the surviving spouse or partner can choose either: To take what they receive under the deceased's Will; or To make...Read More

Relocation of Children

August 5, 2016 | Debbie Dunbar

Where a child lives, and any changes to this, are guardianship issues. The law provides that guardians (usually this is the parents) should consult with each other and reach an agreement on...Read More