Category: Relationship Property

Gift or loan?

Gift or loan? The importance of properly documenting advances between family members   Categories = Property, Relationship Property, Wills and Estates,  Trusts and Succession The trusty Kiwi “She’ll be right” approach is often manifested in a reluctance to formally document intra-family lending arrangements. Catch cries of “I trust the kids to sort things out between […]

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Defining a de facto relationship

Not that straightforward when it comes to property. We take a closer look at de facto relationships as defined in the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (PRA for short). This is key if you and your partner separate and have a dispute over property.

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We’re buying a house together

Buying a house together? – think about a Contracting Out Agreement to avoid future conflicts

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Solving relationship property issues by mediation

can be a cost effective alternative to court

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Proposed changes to relationship property laws

The government response to these changes

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Enduring powers of attorney

How many people should you name as attorneys? You should have two Enduring powers of attorney (EPAs) – one for property, and the other for personal care and welfare. In your EPA, you should also take care to name appropriate people as your attorneys. Ideally you should name two people to manage your property, which […]

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