We’ve Split Up. Now What?

Your checklist to navigating division of relationship property and the reasons it’s done this way. Dayna Dustan After what may (or may not) have been an ongoing debate on whether to separate, you and your partner have decided to pull the trigger. But what comes next? How are things split up? Step 1: Figure out … Read more >

Throuple Trouble – An Analysis of Mead v Paul

Recently, the New Zealand Supreme Court decided Mead v Paul. This case asked if the Family Court had jurisdiction to decide the division of relationship property between a ‘throuple’.  The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (the Act) governs the division of relationship property when a relationship ends.  The crux of the issue was that, on the … Read more >

Top Ten Tips for Saving Your Family From Legal Disputes: Part 2

The first installment of Ten Tips for Saving your Family from Legal Disputes ended on a light-hearted note about a very serious matter – Kayne West and his sage advice to get a pre-nuptial agreement.  Here are our five final tips gleaned from many years of assisting clients through family disputes. Should you need advice … Read more >

Top Ten Tips for Saving Your Family From Legal Disputes: Part 1

Lewis Lawyers has had the privilege of serving the Cambridge community for over 100 years.  Over that time, we have developed a wealth of knowledge about how best to safeguard your family and assets from unnecessary litigation.  Below are the first five of our “Top Ten Tips” that our clients who are currently going through … Read more >