Campbell McLachlan, 1986
The author examines provisions in the Matrimonial Property Act 1976 applicable to conflicts issues upon dissolution of marriage through separation with specific reference to: the international diversity of matrimonial property regimes; the scope of the Act in relation to movable and foreign immovable property; the uncertainty pervading common law conflict rules and their potential applicability to property falling outside the scope of the Act; and ante-nuptial agreements. The article highlights the tension between domestic policies and foreign law in transnational matrimonial property disputes.
Kenneth J Keith, 2016
The author explores the importance of both private and public international law in New Zealand family law. The author begins by outlining the contexts in which private international law issues can arise, and how the conflict of laws has historically dealt with such cases. The author notes New Zealand’s membership of the Hague Conference on Private International Law and signing of Hague and non-Hague family law treaties, discussing the extent to which these treaties have been implemented in national law by Parliament and the courts. The author concludes by commenting on some family law conventions to which New Zealand is not a party, and signals future challenges for the relationship between family law and international law.