Property (Relationships) Amendment Act 2001

Property (Relationships) Amendment Act 2001

Public Act2001 No 5
Date of assent3 April 2001


This Act is administered in the Ministry of Justice.


When persons can contract out

Subject matter of agreement

Model forms of agreement

Procedural requirements

Agreements by minors

Court may set agreement aside

Miscellaneous provisions

Agreements made before 1 August 2001

Agreements made between 1 August 2001 and 31 January 2002, where marriage or de facto relationship ends before 1 February 2002

Application of this Part

Death of spouse or de facto partner

Insolvent deceased spouse or de facto partner

Proceedings commenced while both spouses or de facto partners alive

Surviving spouse or de facto partner may choose between division under this Act and taking under will or intestacy

Distribution of estates

Effect of choice of division under this Act (option A)

Sections modifying or affecting earlier sections in proceedings commenced after death of spouse or de facto partner

Effect of choice of will or intestacy (option B)

Transitional provisions


Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: