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HOW TO DEAL WITH KIWISAVER IF YOU SPLIT 

I'm 30 and separating from my partner of five years.  So far, we have been able to agree on the details of the split ourselves.  Is it true that our KiwiSavers need to be split between us? 

ANSWER:  

The answer is yes.  To be clear on this, relationship property includes any contributions made to your KiwiSaver or other retirement plan during your relationship, and the growth from those contributions.  This includes funds paid in by you, your employer and the Government, and any other retirement funds held in different countries.

That portion of your KiwiSaver fund which existed prior to your relationship is ring-fenced as your separate property and doesn't need to be divided when you separate.



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