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We understand that legal matters can be overwhelming and stressful. That's why we strive to provide personalised, compassionate support to help guide you through the highs and lows of life. Whether you're facing a difficult divorce, navigating child custody issues, dealing with the loss of a loved one, struggling with financial troubles, or dealing with personal injury or criminal proceedings, we are here to listen to your concerns, understand your needs, and offer the guidance and support you need to navigate the legal system with confidence. Trust us to be your partner in navigating life's legal challenges.
At McVeagh Fleming, we make sure you are heard and our team uses their experience and knowledge to provide you with clear and concise advice that is tailored to your unique needs and best interests.
The importance of Prenuptial Agreements has increased
Protecting assets has become an integral aspect of modern relationships, with the growing importance of prenuptial agreements for safeguarding individual interests. In June 2023, the New Zealand Supreme Court issued a significant ruling in the case of Sutton v Bell, which centered on Sections 44 and 26 of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 ("PRA"). This decision marks a pivotal shift in the interpretation of key legal provisions governing property rights in relationships.
Succession, once a straightforward process, is now akin to navigating a minefield. With children seeking to cash in on their beneficial interests or shareholdings to fuel their own ventures, the need for careful consideration and expert advice has never been greater.
When was it over? When to call it quits? When did you say goodbye? Am I separated? What's in a date? In the midst of a relationship breakdown, when you and your former partner are separated is not often a front-of-mind question. However, your separation date can be important information in family law proceedings.