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Discussion paper

Review of Succession Law: rights to a person’s property on death

Māori Wills and estates Law New Zealand

In July 2019 the Minister Responsible for the Law Commission requested that the Commission review succession law. This follows on from the Law Commission’s report on the Property (Relationships) Act 1976. In that report, the Commission recommended that a person’s property rights when their spouse or partner dies should be considered as part of a separate and wider review of succession law. This document identifies issues with the current law and presents detailed proposals for reform.


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Issue Paper 4