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Relationship Property Archives - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
Relationship Property Archives - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
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Tag: Relationship Property

Artistic Works and Relationship Property

June 2023

Emily Flaszynski Dan Chisholm

For centuries, paintings, sculptures and other artistic works have been admired, critiqued, sold, purchased, and exchanged.  But what are the ownership rules around these artistic works? Who owns the copyright in artistic works? Under copyright ...
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Were you adequately provided for in a loved one’s Will?

June 2023

Emily Flaszynski Rachel van Eekelen 

Were you adequately provided for in a loved one’s Will? Losing a loved one, family member, or friend is a very emotional time. It can also be a very challenging time if the deceased’s Will provides something which is different from what you ...
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Sensible Separation – things to consider

December 2022

Emily Flaszynski

Have you recently separated or are you thinking of separating? While there is no “right” way to do it, there are a few things you need to consider.   Think about the practical arrangements. Where will you live? What contact will the ...
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Welcome Rachel van Eekelen (nee Haythornthwaite)

September 2022 We are pleased to welcome Rachel van Eekelen (nee Haythornthwaite) as an Associate in our family and relationship property team at Mortlock McCormack Law. Rachel is a family law specialist and is able to assist with separation and the division of ...
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Third Time Lucky – Polyamorous Relationships and the Property (Relationships) Act 1976

March 2022

Annie Withington

In the recent case of  PAUL v MEAD [2021] NZCA 649 the Court of Appeal was asked to determine whether the Family Court has jurisdiction under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (the PRA) to determine the property rights of three persons in a ...
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Sensible Separation

June 2021

Emily Flaszynski

Separation occurs for many reasons: a gradual breakdown of a relationship, third party interference, hope for a new beginning. Whatever the reason, the breakdown of a relationship is one of life’s most significant events. This is amplified when ...
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Prenuptial Agreements: Should I have one?

June 2021

Natasha McClure

In New Zealand prenuptial agreements are called a “contracting out agreement”. The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (the “Act”) by default directs that couples who have been “living together” for three years or more whether married or ...
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Housing Market Boom and Relationship Property Settlements

March 2021 The current property market boom has led to unprecedented sale prices and has had unexpected flow-on effects in many areas. One, in particular, we are seeing at Mortlock McCormack Law is the effect it has had on couples going through a ...
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Divorce rate in Wuhan doubles after lockdown

June 2020

Emily Flaszynski

Reports coming out of Wuhan suggest that the lockdown had a distinct effect on relationships, an effect that has seen the divorce rate soar. At Mortlock McCormack Law we hope the same is not seen here but sometimes relationships get broken and like ...
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Review of the Property Relationships Act

September 2019

Ruby Haddon

The Law Commission has recently released its final report reviewing the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (PRA). The Commission began the reviewing process back in 2016. The final report takes into account public feedback that has been received in ...
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