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My wife is separating from me and is going to leave the

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My wife is separating from me and is going to leave the family home. we have worked out a shared custody agreement for care of our children can she then force a sale of the family home?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 6 months ago.
The Property Relationships Act does say you have equal shares in the property, but if you cannot agree on how the property is to be handled, she can force a sale if you cannot buy out her share. This can be postponed for a while but unlikely to be more than 6 months to a year at most, and she could get court orders for sale.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thanks I thought that would be the case
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 6 months ago.

Let me know if I can help further, or you can accept the answer

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