Q: My husband and I bought our home 20 years ago. We have now separated and are in the process of dividing our assets. It’s taking us a while to come to an agreement. I’m worried that if anything happens to me, he will inherit my interest in the home. I would rather leave my interest to my children from a previous relationship. Is there anything I can do before we reach a property settlement?

Whether the property is owned as joint tenants or tenants in common will have a significant effect on who can inherit an interest in the home. In this NZ Herald article, I discuss what steps you can take to ensure your share of the home is passed on to someone you have chosen.