Kathryn Ryan of Radio NZ’s Nine to Noon, discusses the selling of the family home when couples break up.


Court ordered sales of houses in divorce cases appear to be on the rise, as the cost of breaking up takes a financial toll on separating couples.

Auckland family lawyer, Jeremy Sutton has noticed an increasing number of applications to sell properties before the Family Court and the High Court.

He says in situations where there is a large mortgage on a family home, it is not always viable for one partner to buy another out.

Listen in as Katheryn discusses this with Jeremy Sutton.