Divorce

As a specialist divorce lawyer, Jeremy Sutton can explain everything you need to know about separation and divorce and ensure that you get the best result possible.

I’ll advise you on the information you need regarding your rights and obligations and filing for divorce.

Often the legalities around relationship breakdowns and divorce can be drawn out and take an interminable amount of time to sort. Jeremy Sutton prides himself on achieving best outcomes in the shortest possible timeframe so you can get on with your new life.

Why Jeremy Sutton?

For the past 20 years Jeremy Sutton has specialised in high net worth, financially complex divorce cases. He knows what works to get the job done assiduously, fairly and quickly and how to protect you and your significant assets through divorce.

What Are My Rights?

You have the right to disclosure of information from the opposing party, such as financial information about your spouse’s business or their pension scheme.  This step can often cause delays in the settlement of relationship property, when parties are not forthcoming with information.

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What Happens to the Family Trust When You Separate?

Statistics show that nearly half a million people New Zealanders have a private trust. While family trusts can be an effective tool for protecting family assets what happens when a relationship and family unit breaks down? Can you claim trust assets as relationship property? And how does the court calculate such entitlements?

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When Is the Property Split Not 50/50?

An award for compensation under Section 15 of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 may be made if the court can be convinced that at the end of a relationship, the income and living standards of one partner are likely to be significantly higher than that of the other as a result of the division of functions within the relationship.

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