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My son Dean separated from his wife about 2.5 years ago.
My son Dean separated from his wife about 2.5 years ago. They have 2 children aged 8 and 5yrs. Over the last 18 months a mutually agreed parenting agreement has been in place. Under this agreement Dean has the children from Friday afternoon until Tuesday morning once every 2 weeks. His wife now has a new partner and has had another child with him. She is not in paid employment, and does not want to be. Every few months she threatens to go to the IRD for child support. (She actually did apply and receive child support prior to the parenting agreement being in place). Dean is currently finalizing the purchase of a house (he has been living with my wife and I). With living and mortgage costs he will not be able to afford to pay child support with the current split in custody and the fact that he is working and she is not. Ideally he would like to share custody and costs 50:50, (they already share school fees 50:50), and also share working for families benefits of which he currently sees none. What options are there for pursuing more equitable arrangements through the courts? Regards, Jeff … read more
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I just need an advice, what is my best option to take, to
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My wife of 26 yrs has been working in a real estate comany
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Do you have an NZ Lawyer on line. This is the problem, in
Partners son died suddenly last year, no will ... Lawyers handling are at final disbursement stage as he had life ins. NZ intestate law splits assets 50/50 my partner and ex wife. Ex wife would not allow partner to be involved in ANY funeral arrangements etc and didnt even mention his name in the service. NOW she has shown up demanding how he spend his 50% of the remaining estate. ( he had life ins policy ) all dispursements have been paid and now its just the finishing off.. She wont sign to allow funds to be paid unless he bends to her wishes................ NOT the big issue.. At the sons funeral we were told that his old employer would be making a big payment to his estate..... this had slipped our minds and didnt think anything of it, NOW with the ex wife hold my partner to ransom with the funds in the estate $36k so not much, it has come to light that the Ex partner HAS RECIEVED a very substantial payment from the sons employers and has purchased a house with them. Yes she has just purchased a house and yes it was a surprise as she is was not in a financial position to do so and would also doubt would be able to borrow sufficient funds from a bank........ This payment has NOT gone through the estate and i dont think the lawyers dealing with the estate know about it.... well i would hope not...... QUESTION... should this money have been paid to the estate by the employer and QUESTION 2 can it now be recovered and correctly apportioned. We have name of employer who made the payment, should we contact the lawyer handling the estate or use another lawyer to look into.. We would like to recover this money as he has a partner who was not provided for and who we are trying to help... apart from that it is in my mind totally dishonest......... Thoughts please … read more
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