thank you.Are the contents of divorce decrees public information in New Zealand?
What is the procedure for obtaining a copy of a divorce decree? The divorce was final in 2007 or 2008 in Christchurch. Is it necessary to appear in person at a govt office, or can it be obtained online?. The purpose is that the person I plan to file suit against may have disposed of some of my money to pay off his ex-wife.
Is there any way to get details of property and financial settlement resulting from the dissolution of marriage?
Last question for today,
Does a married couple (married for 10 years, with 3 children), equally share all assets generated during the marriage at the time of dissolution? So when they divorce, all assets get split 50/50? So then after divorce, does the husband owe ongoing child support or alimony, and what is formula for calculating this?
The Property Relationships Act says that all property which is property of the relationship is divided equally, for all marriages longer than 3 years duration. The parent with full time care can claim child support from the other parent under the Child Support Act. This can be by agreement or by applying to inland Revenue for a formula assessment against the other parent, and this is collected by Inland Revenue. Spousal maintenance is sometimes claimed, but is usually only for a short term.
The formula assesment is calculated using a formula in the act and is based on income and some expenses.
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