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If my wife has left me reason other than she says she

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If my wife has left me for no reason other than she says she doesn't love me anymore is she entitled to half of my superannuation? Is he has cheated on me is that different?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 11 months ago.

Divorce and the resulting division of property is dealt with on a no fault basis, so what one partner has done, such as having an affair, does not affect the standard equal share of all assets, which does include any KiwiSaver and private superannuation. So if your superannuation is a private scheme, she can claim a half share.

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