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Just an update from our earlier conversations. Have,
Hi Chris Just an update from our earlier conversations. Have, yesterday, held a trustees meeting and agreed to put the family home on the market which will happen this week. My wife and I have outline… read more
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My brother died in 2015 without a will, how much would it
My brother died in 2015 without a will, how much would it cost to file a notice on interest on my brothers property in new zealand for my parents, his biological parents. … read more
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I have been separated from my husband for several years but
Hi, i have been separated from my husband for several years but not divorced.He was in a defacto relationship when he died recently. Am I entitled to claim against his estate? … read more
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Can a new zealand woman married to an australian citizen
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I live in Ireland. I visit a lady NZ friend for 3 to 4
I live in Ireland. I visit a lady NZ friend for 3 to 4 months every year. Her home is my base and I travel to all parts of NZ and Australia. … read more
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There. I left Australia and returned to NZ at the end
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I am trying to understand what shoud my activities be inthe
Hi, Chris. I am trying to understand what shoud my activities be inthe following situation. We had de faco partnership relationship with a NZ citizen (living in my place in Latvia for 5 years, he died… read more
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My son owns a house in New Zealand purchased in the name of
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When dividing up property in defacto relationship of 11 years
When dividing up property in defacto relationship of 11 years is it a 50 - 50 settlement We both have our own property he owns beach house i own with my daughter(for over 22 years) a houe which is in … read more
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THE BACKGROUND FACTS: (1) I was married in New Zealand on
THE BACKGROUND FACTS: (1) I was married in New Zealand on the 17th of February 1970; and (2) I separated from my ex-wife in mid-1975 - approximately 37 years ago. (3) There was one child from the marr… read more
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Does the Nz matrimonial property act extend across borders,
Does the Nz matrimonial property act extend across borders, in particular Australia? Ie: can a new partner in Australia claim half of their partners estate in nz, and can a partner in nz claim half of… read more
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Im a New Zealand citizen who has resided in Australia for
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my ex defacto partner is claiming on my house which was bought
my ex defacto partner is claiming on my house which was bought when she was out of our relationship (she was in rehab ) later she returned and it was on and off , she had a bad drinking problem , we h… read more
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my son died in pike river mine,my question is what is the rights
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Im in a defacto relationship for 4 years, with a 2yo and we
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I am living in Australia at the moment and have assests of
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I have moved to Australia from NZ. I have recently seperated
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