My daughter has been sent to prison for theft by person in special relations. She and her husband and children live in

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Customer: My daughter has been sent to prison for theft by person in special relations. She and her husband and children live in the same house as me. The house is in my name. The mortgage is also in my name. We had a verbal agreement that we would share ownership. Her and her husband put money into the mortgage account, half the monthly payment. Do I now stand to loose the house in order to pay the court fees of around $80,000.
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: I thought this was a NZ site . I live in Christchurch
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: none, I have only found out about the fines today
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: my other question concerns a photo in an article with my daughter and her children. They are very upset about this and want to know i the picture can be removed by force of law
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Hi My name is ***** ***** I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington with more than 42 years of experience. I am here to help with your questions.

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thank you. Were you given my quetion or do I need to ask again
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There are several issues. The first is that they should not have taken a photograph of the children without your consent, and you can complain to the Media Council about the publication. I suggest that you complain first to the news media who published a photo and tell them that you will take it further if they don't remove the photo of the children. Your daughter however can be photographed without her consent.

If there is no written agreement about sharing the property, then there is nothing enforceable about the verbal agreement. If they bankrupt your daughter for the $80,000, since there is no binding legal document you should be okay

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Thank you that has helped me. I did think the house situation would be that but wanted to check. I will get onto the media now. Thankyo again for your help
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I hope they do remove the children. They should not be involved

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