Women have a law unto their own which the Family Court supports!
Judge Boshier stated in his presentation in Washington DC at the Capitol Hilton on June 1 2007:
…. It is a criminal offence to take a child from New Zealand knowing that there is an order giving day-to-day care or contact to another person, or knowing proceedings are pending or about to be commenced in respect of the child. There is a maximum fine of $2500 or a term of imprisonment of up to three months. It is also a criminal offence to breach a parenting order. Because these offences carry the possibility of imprisonment, Police can arrest any person committing such as offence without a warrant. A person can thus be physically stopped from boarding a plane, for example, where there is no order preventing removal but leaving the country would breach a parenting order.
It is no defence that the person removing the child has rights of day-to-day care or contact, for parental responsibility is to be jointly exercised, and one parent cannot deprive the other parent their parental rights and responsibilities. This section applies to any person who takes a child. It is not specific to parents.
Apparently this only applies to men, fathers. Women can take their child out of the country, even if they state it is for a holiday, while court proceedings are pending, while their absence stops the person, i.e. the father, having contact with the child. Women are allowed to breach a parenting order. So what is the point of a parenting order in the first place and why aren’t the courts following what the Family Court Judge is stating. Are women above the Family Court?
The Family Court is closed to protect the parties i.e. the children’s names, locations, circumstances etc. and yes I totally agree with that. BUT the Family Court are hiding behind the cloak of protection for the child, the Family Court are using the cloak to cover up the injustices that occur everyday.
There needs to be a system in place that the Family Court answers to, one that prevents injustice because exposure would NOT BE that of the children, BUT that of the corrupt lawyers, council for child and judge. Imagine if the proceedings were scrutinized by an independent source, one with no connection to the Family Court, there sole purpose, to monitor the proceedings and prevent injustices. The District and High Court have in the past, had to answer for their actions, politicians and corporate business men and women, have had to answer for their actions.
WHAT makes the Family Court different, it is far from superior, if it was, cases would not be dragged through the wringer for 5, 7 + years. Parents would be parents, equally. Not mother have all, even though you beat your child, use your child as a pawn for your own distorted pleasures. Father, sorry mate, you’re a male, you don’t count, you have no feelings, you are violent etc. etc. etc.
I am a women and mother, standing by partner and step-daughter for a little boy who has been emotionally and physically abused and now sadly doesn’t really understand any different.