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Please. I am in Australia at the moment and I have not lived
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I have just split with my partner of 11 years. We both own
I have just split with my partner of 11 years. We both own our own homes. We both seperated from our spouses 13years ago, but left our repective dual ownerships with our X's standing, as none of us we… read more
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I have been told by my lawyer that jointly-owned real estate
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My partner and I may get married in Taiwan as I am going
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My daughter came to New Zealand with her companion of 10 years,
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Hi my partner and I are seperating she is Australian and we
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Hi Chris, thanks for your reply but it does not really answer
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My understanding of NZ Matrimonial Law is that if you have
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Sorry have not replied before, but lots been happening to me,but
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Does the Nz matrimonial property act extend across borders,
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Hi Chris, I have been a resident of Canada for 1 years
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