Dividing relationship property when you separate

Dividing relationship property when you separate

Couples going through a separation or divorce will need to properly divide their relationship property to avoid legal and financial complications down the line. Separating couples who were married, in a civil union partnership or in a de facto relationship will be affected by the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (the PRA) when dividing relationship property.…

Conducting your business’ health check

Trusts Act 2019 – New Requirements

You will have heard many references to the new trusts bill. The bill has now been passed and is officially the Trusts Act 2019.  The provisions of the act will come into effect on 30 January 2021.  This effective date is just around the corner and is meant to allow Trustees time to ensure that…

Defamation law in New Zealand

Defamation law in New Zealand

Defamation is a statement published or spoken that negatively impacts the reputation of a person. In New Zealand, the laws of defamation are governed by the Defamation Act 1992 To have a successful defamation action, the plaintiff will need to establish that the statement was defamatory towards them and was communicated to one or more…