Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) Not to be confused with the Financial Dispute Resolution Service. We look forward to helping dads through the process and in the past have had the opportunity to work with both parents, putting our ‘it’s all about the kids’ hats on to resolve issues without $$ cost.
The Family Court is being reviewed by the Ministry of Justice and a consultation paper is now out and open for public submissions. See here.
Father & Child is increasingly becoming aware of (separated) parents who leave Christchurch with their children without consulting the other parent. In many cases Parenting Orders made by the Family Court specify that children cannot be taken out of the region without consulting the other parent. Once out of the city the children will be […]
Father’s Mauri Ora Circle Looking for support from other fathers? To lend your support to other dads? A safe place to strengthen your role as a father? Maybe a dad only zone, where you can talk freely? Our Father’s Mauri Ora Circle may be just what you are looking for. Meeting every Wednesday evening from […]
A new study by Nelson researchers David Mitchell and Philip Chapman on experiences of separated non-resident fathers found that research participants were either unaware of existing services or considered them unfriendly towards men.
Shared Parenting? I Wished Murray Bacon has fought an uphill battle to be an involved dad with his two sons throughout his time as a father. While he feels the Family Court could have done better, he’s happy with how his sons, now teenagers, have turned out. One of the reasons I wanted to get […]
The United Nations’ Human Rights Committee has admonished the New Zealand government for the length of time it took for one father to have his case dealt with in the Family Court. The father had been fighting for access to his three children since 2000 and had been subjected to allegations of sexual abuse and […]
New Family Court Statistics: Majority of Care Orders Awarded To Mothers by Joint Agreement The first gender-based statistics released by the Family Court since 1990 indicate that 65% of day-to-day care orders (previously custody orders) are awarded to mothers, 11% to fathers and about 12% to another party. 12% share the day to day care […]