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Latest Articles
23/05/2013 |
  If you have been asked to guarantee part or all of a loan for a family member, you need to be fully aware of the risks and liabilities involved with...
08/05/2013 |
There is no legal requirement that a person change their surname and take on that of their spouse or partner when they marry or enter into a civil union.  The...
02/05/2013 |
Anyone who owns or is looking to buy property in Auckland should be closely following the Auckland Councils’ proposed Unitary Plan.As part of the development of the super-city, the Auckland...
25/04/2013 |
What has changed?If you are a commercial landlord you need to be aware that the most common form of deed of lease used in Auckland (being the Auckland District Law...
24/04/2013 |
One of the most difficult disputes in Family Law can be when parents cannot agree where a child is to live or move to. The stakes are extremely high, particularly...

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