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Another one on Boshier’s watch

Filed under: General,Law & Courts — Scrap_The_CSA @ 3:34 pm Sun 2nd September 2007

Daughter’s divorce of mum overturned
by Irene Chapple – Sunday Star Times

A highly controlling mother whose daughter effectively divorced her through the court system
has won back guardianship through a High Court appeal, in which the judge criticised the
Family Court for interfering.

Another case that should have been thrown out by the Family Court.


  1. Gee,
    That story sounds rather dodgy.
    A mother controlling the life of one of her kids, to a stifling degree.
    I’m not made to feel any easier with the verdict going by the last comment by the mother:
    Ms Hawthorne told the Star- Times that “$25,000 later, and after much emotional damage to all of my children . . . in breach of my rights and against the best interests of my teenage daughter (in having to go through it), I have won the appeal”.

    She said: “I look forward now to becoming closer than ever before to my teenage daughter (Louise).”

    Comment by MikeT — Sat 8th September 2007 @ 9:53 pm

  2. Pumpkin – protection order – abduction – Don’t tell me the two words they didn’t mention were – Family Court.

    Comment by Bevan Berg — Tue 18th September 2007 @ 11:27 pm

  3. was held in custody over 3mnths .for protection order breach , assault , offensive weapons. Charged with offensive weapons only. 3 children 2 boys living with me off n on have seen my daughter bout 12 times for the past 18mnths . mothers unsubstaciated allegations.some where i would like to know how i can get some answers. Very very vindictive women who has abused my son physically n mentally , any help appreciated. i have no previous convictions until separation of a 22yr relationship thanks

    Comment by grant [name removed] — Wed 19th September 2007 @ 11:38 am

  4. Some quick advice Grant:

    Don’t publish any identifying details here – it is likely to be used against you.

    Get in touch with your nearest men’s support group.

    If you have any specific questions, you are welcome to register as an author and make a post of your own.

    Comment by JohnP — Wed 19th September 2007 @ 11:53 am

  5. Where are you Grant – what region. Give us this info and we can try and find someone close to you.

    Comment by Benjamin Easton — Wed 19th September 2007 @ 3:50 pm

  6. hi benjamin i reside auckland n tauranga . have many issues involving the mum .thanks

    Comment by grant — Thu 20th September 2007 @ 9:13 am

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