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Would an E-legal book help you to represent yourself in NZ Family court, is this enough?

Filed under: General — Zane @ 8:36 pm Wed 29th June 2016

E-legal book will help you to represent yourself in NZ Family court, is this enough ?

I think when a father representing himself, will need more emotional support by being abused psychologically by the Family court and police process , not only the legal part .

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  1. Maybe they are good? They are too expensive for me to want to review them.

    The speakers at Jim Bagnall’s seminars gave fairly good advice, for $10 to contribute for room hire to get in to the seminar. Free if you are happy to just read the notes.

    In my opinion, personal discussion is also a necessary part of advice for many self represented litigants. This limitation would apply for these ebooks and for Jim’s notes too.

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Thu 30th June 2016 @ 1:28 pm

  2. Very commendable effort. I imagine your books will be of help to many.

    However, unless you have advice on dealing with false allegations of domestic violence which has quickly become the norm (certainly in Auckland Courts) as a means to obtain legal aid, then your books will not be much help as many as they could be. Like with most things, “new” legislation has loopholes that don’t take long to be exploited by the unscrupulous.

    Comment by golfa — Thu 30th June 2016 @ 3:01 pm

  3. Hi,
    I am the author of the legal e-books you are discussing.
    I acknowledge that they are quite expensive, but compared to the cost of legal advice they are very reasonable.
    I would be happy to provide a copy of the Family e-books for free to MENZ Issues if someone wanted to review them for the website.
    I would also be willing to provide copies at a 20% discount to men coming to me via this website.
    There are no topics specifically about responding to false claims of Domestic Violence, but I am confident the e-books will help anyone going through the Family Court system without a lawyer, no matter what their situation.
    Ben Nevell. [email protected]

    Comment by Ben Nevell — Mon 19th September 2016 @ 4:05 pm

  4. Great stuff Ben – sharing info about self representation.

    I don’t think your charges for ebooks are overly excessive at $77 and $37,it’s kind of you to offer even further help to menz readers.

    I had a barrister represent me in 2014 in Christchurch. I was accused of an horrific domestic violence assault. Although I was made homeless and penniless as a result of the bail conditions I didn’t qualify for legal aid because I’d earned above the threshold the previous year.

    I sought advice from menz readers about representation issues and was told that it was foolish to represent myself as the accused ( me ) would be unable to question the accuser aka victim.
    Fortunately the police took two minutes to admit there was no evidence against me in court and I was free to leave.
    But it was an expensive and paralyzing process.

    I agree with golfa’ s comments above that false accusations of DV are becoming the hot ticket for women seeking to destroy mens lives and this problem is where men suffer most commonly perhaps second only to losing right to child custody in family courts.
    Can you share any advice of comments about these concerns.

    Comment by voices back from the bush — Mon 19th September 2016 @ 7:18 pm

  5. It’s really unbelievable that any government would write and pass legislation that leaves the door open to easy abuse through simple lies without consequences, on the assumption that ‘women would never lie or use these laws inappropriately or selfishly’. As too many men have found out, women are frequently misusing these laws, including protection order law, police safety order law and more recently modified ‘sexual violence’ laws (that, for example, allow an allegation to proceed to prosecution and conviction in the absence of any evidence apart from the allegation), for any of various selfish reasons including revenge and profit. These feminist laws failed to include any protection at all against misuse. Why would anyone be stupid enough to imagine that women are so especially trustworthy that they would not exploit laws that fail to include protections against misuse?

    The Family Court may as well hang a banner outside saying “Ladies step right up, we welcome false allegations and perjury”.

    Comment by Man X Norton — Mon 19th September 2016 @ 10:31 pm

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