Appealing From the Family Court

  Family Court Appeals If you are not happy with the family court’s decision may want to consider discussing with your lawyer the merits of appealing to the high court. Appeals must be appealing a question of law and not fact. There are deadlines for filing a notice of appeal and also for filing an […]

Child Relocation

RELOCATION OF CHILDREN Have you entered into an agreement with your children’s other parent whether verbally or in writing without a lawyer. You need to be aware that arrangements made between you and the child’s other parent are not necessarily enforceable by the courts because the overriding consideration is that of the welfare of the […]

Protection of Personal Property Rights

The family Court can make orders in respect of personal care and welfare and also in respect of property. Often both personal and property orders are made at the same time. PERSONAL ORDERS The Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988 sets out a wide range of people that can apply to the family […]

Protection Orders|Restraining Orders

How to Get a Restraining Order What you can do if you are in a relationship or have been in a relationship and your ex partner is harassing you . You are unfortunately disbarred from applying to the Family Court for a Restraining Order under the Harassment Act 1997 if you are or were previously […]

Family Court NZ

The New Family Justice System As a family lawyer specialist I am familiar with the new family law legislation, rules & regulations which came into effect on 31 March 2014. These have made significant changes to the way the Family Courts in New Zealand operate.yer Generally, if you want a Parenting Order or seek Guardianship […]

How To Get Divorced by Divorce Lawyer

  How To Get Divorced In New Zealand a divorce is no longer called a divorce, but the law now calls it a dissolution of marriage or civil union. I shall however use the terms divorce and dissolution interchangeably. THE TWO YEAR RULE You have to have been living apart from your spouse for at […]

Auckland Family Law Conference

Family Law Conference – Auckland November 2013 This year the annual New Zealand Family Law Conference is to be held over two days in Auckland at the Sky City next week. It commences the evening beforehand with a Powhiri followed by welcome drinks, and is sponsored by the Family Law Section of the New Zealand […]