Relationship Property in New Zealand, 3rd edition (eBook)
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A unique tool for Judges, lawyers, policy-makers and students alike.
Relationship property is a core feature of the law of domestic relationships. Major case law at the highest levels continues to develop the rules. It is now the subject of a mammoth Law Commission project. Some key areas such as economic disparity, the effect of trusts, and the rights of children are at stake. What should be the driving values and principles of any future law? Relationship Property in New Zealand examines key aspects of the law including latest developments from the courts such as the Supreme Court decision in Scott v Williams. It has a constant eye on the future and ways in which the law should be re-fashioned. The values that drive change are flagged. Judges, lawyers, academics, policy-makers and students alike should read this book.
Atkin, Henaghan & Caldwell et al, Family Law in New Zealand, 18th edition, 2017
Boulle, Goldblatt & Green, Mediation: Skills & Strategies, 2015
Atkin & Caldwell et al, Relationship Dissolution, 2nd edition, 2012
Fisher on Matrimonial & Relationship Property Law (online resource)
Table of contents
Chapter 1: A chequered policy history
Chapter 2: De facto relationships
Chapter 3: Classification of property
Chapter 4: Rules for dividing property
Chapter 5: Economic disparity
Chapter 6: Widowed parties
Chapter 7: Maintenance and child support
Chapter 8: Contracting out of the act
Chapter 9: Trusts and companies
Chapter 10: Creditors and debtors
Chapter 11: Jurisdiction, procedure and orders
Chapter 12: Conclusion: Are the reforms working?