Equal division of property after a three year relationship – Is this fair?

At the time of marriage most couples intend to remain together until their death. Unfortunately, recent New Zealand statistics show that in the last quarter century about one-third of first marriages have ended within 25 years of the marriage.

In this country many marriages are second or even third or fourth marriages.  Many couples have also chosen to live together without getting married. Such relationships are known as de facto relationships. Continue reading