Relationship Property

Anthony has delivered academic Papers and written on aspects of relationship property particularly in the context of Trusts. 

He is available to give advice on the Trust aspects of relationship property litigation but prefers not to act as Counsel in the Family Court.

Several of his articles and lectures on Trusts (see the page “Trusts”) straddle laws relating to relationship property.  For example:

Some articles on Relationship Property in NZ Lawyer magazine

12 July 2009:  Annihilation by stealth of separate property.

29 October 2009:  Trusts – The Bundle of Rights – Is it good law? (Part 1)

11 December 2009:  The Bundle of Rights doctrine:  Is it good law?  (Part 2)

5 February 2010:  The Bundle of Rights turns Trust to dust.

19 March 2010:  The Bundle of rights:  Is it good law?  (Part 3)

25 June 2010:  The Bundle of Rights doctrine:  Can appointors do whatever they want?

23 July 2010:  Separate Property.  Parliament should amend s 9A of the PRA.

26 November 2010:  The Bundle of Rights doctrine converts Trust property into separate property.

Conference Papers

“Section 182 of the Family Proceedings Act” – A Paper that was delivered to the Auckland Branch of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) in Auckland on 22 August 2007.

“Changing A Trust by the use of s 182 of the Family Proceedings Act 1980” – A Paper that was delivered to the Auckland District Law Society conference at the “Cradle to Grave” Seminar on 14 April 2008.

“The Case for the Spouse or Partner” – A Paper that was co-written and presented with Professor Nicola Peart for the New Zealand Law Society’s biannual Trusts Conference that was held in Auckland and Christchurch in 2009.

“The Bundle of Rights Doctrine – What is the Law?” – A Paper that was delivered to the Auckland District Law Society Conference entitled “Cradle to Grave – The Interface between Property and Family Law” on 22 March 2010.

 

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