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Relationship Property

"Relationship Property"

If you are unable to agree as to the division of your relationship property then your matter can be filed in Court for a decision. The law provides for a 50/50 notional half share but there are exceptions to this rule, such as where “exceptional circumstances may exist.” There are also provisions for the Court to look at circumstances such as where one party has given up their career to take on the role as partner and to raise the children (economic disparity). In these cases the Court have a discretion to compensate for this.

With cross border jurisdictions, couples who have businesses, trust and companies both here and In New Zealand mean there is a greater level of complexity in dealing with issues that arise. I have experience dealing with these issues and have built up a support network of lawyers in overseas jurisdictions. I also have forensic accountants and other specialists available to assist to help you to achieve the best possible result.

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