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Contracting Out Agreements - Morrison Kent Family Law

When to Consider a Contracting Out Agreement?

May 27, 2019 | Maretta Twentyman

The general rule applying to property division between couples is once you have been in a qualifying relationship (de facto, marriage or civil union) for three years or more, in the event of...Read More

Gifts from parents in the case of separation - Family Law at Morrison Kent

Gifts from Parents in the Case of Separation

April 13, 2018 | Anna Chapman

Parents concerned about rising house prices are increasingly providing money to their children to assist them with their first house deposit to get them on the property ladder. The simplest...Read More

What is Relationship Property?

February 9, 2018 | Debbie Dunbar

Following separation one of the main issues is the division of “relationship property”.  In New Zealand, under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976,  the general rule is that once you have...Read More

De-facto relationships

What is a de facto relationship?

July 20, 2016 | Debbie Dunbar

The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 ("the Act") defines this as a relationship between any two persons who are both aged 18 years or older, who live together as a couple, and who are not...Read More