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Cooney Lees Morgan
Legal Professionals

Feature article

Changing Time- Proposed Amendments to Division of Relationship Property

As society changes, so too should the laws that govern our society – particularly those that govern one of the most intimate aspects of our lives: de facto relationships, marriages and civil unions.  The Property (Relationships) Act has been in force since 1976 (although it was amended in 2002) and sets out the rules for how property is divided when parties separate or one party passes away.  What was once forward thinking legislation has now become outdated and can often lead to the unfair division of relationship property between separating couples.  The Law Commission recently reviewed the Property (Relationships) Act 1976...

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Katie Kendrick



Phone: +64 7 927 0598

Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), University of Canterbury


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