Relationships / Family

Can I Move Overseas … and Take My Child With Me?

Created: Friday, 01 July 2011 23:50

Paul and Jane have been married for four years and have a young family. Paul met Jane on a holiday in Australia. Six months later Jane moved to New Zealand and they married soon after. They were blessed with two children - Sam and Jessica - and life was great for a while, until Paul started working longer hours. Coming home tired and irritable, he did very little to help Jane with the children and it wasn't long before he told Jane he was leaving her for another woman. Heartbroken and desperate Jane decided to move Sam and Jessica to Australia so they could be with her family. When she told Paul about her plans, he was furious and said she could leave but the children would have to stay in New Zealand with him and his new partner.

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Guardianship

Created: Monday, 02 May 2011 00:55

People are often aware of the term the 'care of children', but are unaware of the term 'guardianship' and what it entails.

A guardian of a child is someone the law has given the right to make decisions about important matters affecting the children under the Care of Children Act 2004 ("Act").  These are –

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