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Issues paper

You can download our issues paper  Dividing Relationship Property – Time for Change? Te mātatoha rawa tokorau – Kua eke te wā? [NZLC IP41], or read any of the parts online:

  • Cover page and opening pages
  • Part A – Introducing our review of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976
  • Part B – What relationships should the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 cover?
  • Part C – What property should the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 cover?
  • Part D – How should the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 divide property?
  • Part E – How should the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 treat short-term relationships?
  • Part F – What should happen when equal sharing does not lead to equality?
  • Part G – What should happen to property held on trusts?
  • Part H – How should people resolve property matters in and out of court?
  • Part I – How should the law recognise children’s interests?
  • Part J – Can partners make their own agreement about property?
  • Part K – Should the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 affect the rights of creditors?
  • Part L – What should happen when people or property have a link to another country?
  • Part M – What should happen when one partner dies?
  • Appendices
  • Tikanga Maori and the PRA – Excerpts from the Issues Paper on issues relating  to tikanga Maori
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