Articles: by Mike Brownlie

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

28 October 2020

As a general rule the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 states that when relationship property is divided, each party shares equally (i.e. 50/50) in the family home, family chattels, and any other ‘relationship property’.


What is Relationship Property?

11 December 2019

The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 sets out the law for division of ‘relationship property’ following division of a marriage, civil union or de facto relationship. A de facto relationship is simply a relationship - irrespective of the sex of either person - where the two people are 18 or older and live together as a couple