My partner and I own a house together. Have done for over 30 years. We are not married but have 2 daughters and 2 grand

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Customer: My partner and I own a house together. Have done for over 30 years. We are not married but have 2 daughters and 2 grand children together. The house and mortgage are in both our names. What is the law to do with property when you split up. Also I have a kiwisaver, my partner does not. I have debt other than the house and he has some but way less than me. What is the law about debt and kiwisaver if we are not married
JA: Was the house purchased during the marriage?
Customer: We are not married. Live in a defacto relationship. But yes the house was purchase while we have been together
JA: Were any marital funds used for the mortgage or property improvements?
Customer: no
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I don't think so
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I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington and will help you with your question today. Please wait while I read the question so I can make the most useful response.

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All relationship property and savings are divided equally when you separate. Debts are also divided equally. Kiwisaver is also divided equally. It does not matter if you are married or not.

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