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My son and partner moved to Perth Australia approx 5 years
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Relationship Property Sharing settlement Queries and a Tax
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I am turning 70 soon and have a small beach house. How do I
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Hi my partner and I are seperating she is Australian and we
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I am presently going through a divorce settlement which involves
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Are you able to recommend a really good South Island (Canterbury)
Are you able to recommend a really good South Island (Canterbury) based lawyer? My husband has a Personality Disorder and is extremely difficult. We are separated. This is a mess!! My partner (now hus… read more
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I am a NZ citizen married to another NZ citizen and living
I am a NZ citizen married to another NZ citizen and living in Italy with 2 children. We both have NZ student loans in excess of $60,000 each. I am a stay at home mum so am not earning anything and hav… read more
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Hi Chris, Myself and my wife/kids moved to OZ almost 4 years
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Hi there, My partner separated from his wife about a year
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I emigrated to NZ 7 years ago with my then partner (we were
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Hi Chris, So, I saw in your reply to "NZer in US - impending
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If I have been with my husband for 20 years married for 12
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My understanding of NZ Matrimonial Law is that if you have
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Does the Nz matrimonial property act extend across borders,
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