Dividing up relationship property
If you are married, in a civil union partnership or in a de facto relationship, and your relationship ends by separation or because one of you dies, you will be affected by the Property (Relationships) Act.
This guide covers:
- The Property (Relationships) Act
- Who does the Property (Relationships) Act apply to?
- What constitutes a de facto relationship?
- What about people who are flatting together?
- When does the Property (Relationships) Act apply?
- What are the rules for relationships of short duration?
- What is property?
- What is relationship property?
- What is separate property?
- When does separate property become relationship property?
- What about overseas property?
- What about debts?
- How will property be divided when a relationship ends?
- What if property is put into a trust or company?
- What does “contribution” mean?
- What if one partner will be left worse off than the other?
- What does “division of functions” mean?
- Who is a “child of the relationship”?
- Contracting out
- What if we already have a property agreement?
- What if there is more than one partner?
- What happens if a partner dies?
- Which court handles Property (Relationships) Act matters?
Last updated on the 9th June 2015