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Effect of parental leave on annual leave

Filed under: Employment Law, Employment Agreements, Child Law, Adoption

Under New Zealand employment law, employees are entitled to take time off work for holidays (annual leave) and also to take time off work to care for a...

Proposed changes to the Family and Whanau Violence Bill

Filed under: Domestic Violence & Protection Orders, Family Law

Proposed changes to the Family and Whanau Violence Bill should provide greater protection to victims of domestic violence.

Surrogacy Laws in New Zealand

Filed under: Family Law

Surrogacy laws in New Zealand are tricky to navigate, so if you’re thinking about entering into a surrogacy arrangement, it’s vital to be informed and...

Financial support after separation – Spousal Maintenance

Filed under: Family Law

Spousal maintenance is ongoing financial support provided by one party to the other after the relationship has ended. It applies to marriages, civil unions,...

Lending Money to your Children

Filed under: Contract Law, Relationship Property

A young couple were searching for their first home. They were both in full-time employment so they could afford the fortnightly mortgage repayments, but...

Holiday Contact for Children

Filed under: Child Law, Family Law

Making care and contact arrangements for children over the school holidays can be a difficult task for separated parents. However, as difficult as it may...

Who occupies the home after separation?

Filed under: Relationship Property, Family Law

Occupation of the family home can be a difficult issue when a couple separate. Often a couple will jointly own the family home, or both be listed on the...

Protecting Your Assets From a Relationship Breakdown

Filed under: Relationship Property, Divorce, Family Law

What assets belonging to the relationship, and what belong to the individual? How do you keep them separate and protected.

Pre-separation – be informed

Filed under: Divorce, Family Law

Thinking ahead - a list of common questions that if answered before separating will give some peace of mind.

Christmas and Holiday Contact for Children

Filed under: Divorce, Family Law

Legal advice to ensure that the best possible arrangements are made for all parties concerned - parents and children

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