25 May 2016

Property Relationships Act to be reviewed

7:18 pm on 25 May 2016

The laws that govern how property is divided when couples split up, or when ones dies, are going to be overhauled.

The Minister of Justice has asked the Law Commission to review the Property Relationships Act, which is 40-years-old.

Commissioner Helen McQueen said society had changed dramatically and the framework for dividing relationship property needed to reflect that.

The review will take almost three years.