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 agreement on...Read More