How can my daughter get legal aid...her and her partner split up 2 years ago my daughter had a mental breakdown.... an

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Customer: Hi how can my daughter get legal aid...her and her partner split up 2 years ago my daughter had a mental breakdown.... an they hav a property togetha which was our family property befor they brought it off me bac in 2017 they put 12.000 of combined kiwi saver in for deposit i gifted her 60.000 an gave them(###) ###-####intrest free loan to be paid bac whn or if they sold it an they got a loan for 380.000 so i left 160 thousand in for my daughter to make sure my daughter had a secure plc to bring up my grandchildren sold them the family farm...now he wants to take her to court to get money to buy anather house...my daughter has had a breakdown over not being able to pay the morgage after he left....he paid nothing since he left and now hes goin for half farm? She got a letter from his lawyer stating this wat can we do this whole thig has caused her so much stress they hav one child together 3 years old and she has a 13 year old boy as well... wat can we do?how do we deal with this. Regards Sue
JA: What steps have they taken? Have they filed any papers in family court?
Customer: No shes only just been released from mental hospital....from breakdown...
JA: Family law varies by state. What state are they in?
Customer: Well your heading said new zealand an that is the country we are in are u not?
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Im at work driving in a bad area no ph reception like most of rual nz lol...so i prob cant talk right now....my email is***@******.*** ........sue
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These issues can be quite complicated when there is a combination of borrowing from banks and family. But iif your daughter cannot afford to pay a lawyer, she should get legal aid if she is not working. As an alternative, some lawyers will act to help sort out relationship property and wait to get paid until the property is sold and money is available. I can make suggestions about legal aid and other lawyers if you want

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