Haldane v Haldane: PC 1977

(New Zealand) The court considered how under the New Zealand legislation for ancillary rlief, the court was to deal with property inherited by one party to the marriage: ‘Initially a gift or bequest to one spouse only is likely to fall outside the Act, because the other spouse will have made no contribution to it. But as time goes on, and depending on the nature of the property in question, the other spouse may well have made a direct or indirect contribution to its retention.’


Lord Simon of Glaisdale


[1977] AC 673

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CitedWhite v White HL 26-Oct-2000
The couple going through the divorce each had substantial farms and wished to continue farming. It had been a long marriage.
Held: Where a division of the assets of a family would satisfy the reasonable needs of either party on an ancillary . .
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Family, Commonwealth

Updated: 16 May 2022; Ref: scu.197920