I need a simple de-facto asset split agreement for the sale of joint property and allocating personal goods. New

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Customer: Hi, I need a simple de-facto asset split agreement for the sale of joint property and allocating personal goods.
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: New Zealand
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: We both agree on how the assets are to be split. and we have a real estate agent who has drafted the sale and purchase agreement for the house we jointly own
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Customer: Just that I'm looking for a simple legal disclaimer
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HiI am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington and will help you with your question today. Please give me a minute to read the question
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The only way to have a binding property agreement is to comply with the requirements of the Property Relationships Act which requires each party to have independent legal advice and for the lawyer for each party to certify that they explained the effect and implications of the agreement. Any other agreement is not binding
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ok - If my ex chooses not to involve a lawyer, can she countersign on my agreement? Also, could you draft this agreement for me? And what are the costs/time involved in drafting this agreement?
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even if you have a template you can only get a binding agreement if each of you has their own lawyer. We don’t draft property agreements through this site but I could do so off site on my standard terms. An agreement must be drafted carefully and the fees are usually in the $600 to $1200 range
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I see. What if we would sell the house without this agreement and administer the t'c and c's through the real estate sale and purchase agreement? Could there be fallout because of this?
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Unless the division of property is fair and equal you run a risk she would change her mind and make a claim through the Family Court
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