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  • The Exception to the Rule

    December 2017

    Equal sharing repugnant to justiceThe majority of our clients are already aware that where a marriage/de facto relationship of long duration comes to an end, relationship property is divided equally between the former spouses/partners. This “equal sharing rule” reflects key principles ...

  • Shifting Sands

    June 2017

    In the leading Property (Relationships) Act case of Clayton v Clayton the Court of Appeal (2015) & Supreme Court (2016) found that Mr Clayton’s powers under a Trust was relationship property, and this meant that Mrs Clayton had a relationship property ...

  • Child Support

    December 2015

    The Child Support Scheme is managed by the Inland Revenue Department (“IRD”) and operates under the Child Support Act 1991 (“the Act”). The Act provides a formula to work out the amount of child support payable.

  • A De-facto relationship - Is it or isn't it?

    March 2014

    Being in a de facto relationship will impact on whether (and to what extent) the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“the Act”) applies to you. With that in mind, any couple that is not married or in a civil union, should be ...

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