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My exhusband is American. He is taking my children to New
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My partner (Irish) has been in NZ for 6 years (approx) he
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I am was in a De Facto relationship that began 2003. My
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Can you answer following for me please. My wife and I have
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In an appointment to complete my Superannuation application
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I am trying to understand what shoud my activities be inthe
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Hello I have a question regarding the Property Relationships
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is wife entitled to 50% of house even thought owned before
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Does the Nz matrimonial property act extend across borders,
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Hi, I have a question re de facto relationship property law I
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