The New Zealand Relationship Property Survey 2017 produced by Grant Thornton New Zealand and the New Zealand Law Society is based on the views of nearly 400 family law practitioners. It is one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind.
Areas for potential relationship property law and practice reform highlighted in the survey include more efficient resolution of relationship property cases, greater certainty over the status of trusts, and stronger penalties for parties who fail to disclose information.
The report also emphasises that relationship property lawyers appear to undertake the most significant legal work for many New Zealanders in relation to their assets, and that practitioners clearly have the experience and related expertise to undertake this work.
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