- promoting a clearer understanding of men's experience -


MENZ.org.nz Logo First visit to MENZ.org.nz? Here's our introduction page.
MENZ ISSUES

MENZ Issues: news and discussion about New Zealand men, fathers, family law, divorce, courts, protests, gender politics, and male health.

Mon 2nd August 2004

Penalties for ignoring access orders

Filed under: Law & Courts — JohnPotter @ 9:19 am

Parents who repeatedly use their children as pawns in custody battles may be asked to pay a “good behaviour” bond to try to ensure they respect access orders.

The court-ordered payments, which could reach thousands of dollars, will be cash or bonds listed against assets, such as a house or car.

The decision to change the law to allow bonds to be used more widely follows increasing concerns that Family Court access orders are too often ignored or manipulated.

The provisions are included in the Care of Children Bill, which rewrites the Guardianship Act and should become law within a few months.

One Response to “Penalties for ignoring access orders”

  1. adam davidson says:

    It has cost me more than $5000 because my ex wife was stopping from seeing the children one night a fortnight so I would be under the shared care threshold with IRD. She said the kids didnt want to come but it was a load of crap

Leave a Reply

Please note that comments which do not conform with the rules of this site are likely to be removed. They should be on-topic for the page they are on. Discussions about moderation are specifically forbidden. All spam will be deleted within a few hours and blacklisted on the stopforumspam database.

Since May 2016 this site is cached. Comments will not appear immediately unless you are logged in. Please do not make multiple attempts.

« »

Powered by WordPress

Skip to toolbar