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 >

For Richer, for Poorer: How Courts Calculate Economic Disparity Payments When Relationships End

Where a couple have chosen to take on traditional roles in their relationship and one partner has put their career on hold, for example to raise children, this can lead to significant economic disparity if the relationship ends. … Read more >