An Opportunity To Do Some Good
I am men’s activist engaged in a Victoria University review of family law.
Currently I am critiquing sections 7, 9A, 13 & 18B of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976.
- Section 7 relates to assets outside New Zealand.
- Section 9A defines when separate property becomes property of the relationship.
- Section 13 allows unequal sharing if extraordinary circumstances make equal sharing repugnant to justice
- Section 18B (as extended in 2001) gives court discretion to transfer money or property to compensate for contributions a spouse has made to relationship property after the relationship ended.
Is anyone willing to share their issues about those specific section?
I know that it is vital for men to support each other in dealing with emotions around the way we have been treated by family law. But this is not an opportunity to process trauma. It’s an opportunity to try to effect change. What I am looking for is dispassionate reasoned critique of any of those section, plus any suggestions for reform.