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Archive of Law & Courts

Honouring Zdenek “Sid” Hanzlik’s Sacrifice…

Fri 29th September 2017:

How can we honour Sid’s ultimate sacrifice? I have a few things in common with the late Mr Hanzlik,- I hate Hillman Minxs, Really hate them, You might be able to easily work on every part of them but that’s only because your going to need to. DJ reckons this is a good thing. Bullshit, I’m […]

Suicide and Reason

Tue 26th September 2017:

Zdenek (Sid) Hanzlik’s suicide is a very sad event and may have been triggered by several issues but without doubt the main protagonist was the Family Court and Family Law. The slide into the abyss of despair through a life without perceived meaning for many fathers is the needless separation and complications, in regards to […]

Author Wants Stories About Fatherhood

Wed 13th September 2017:

My name is Bill Clarke. I am writing a book about fatherhood and I want to interview dads. I am interested in hearing their STORIES – about their fathers, or their own story of “Dads in distress” or “Dads in success” in raising their children.

Parent but not a mother

Mon 11th September 2017:

So as a man in his mid 40’s I had pretty much resigned to the fact that I was not going to become a father. I discovered that one partner I had for a few years was proud of her 11 abortions… shortly thereafter I gently tippytoed away from the secondary school teacher in a […]

Election Thoughts 2017

Thu 7th September 2017:

Here are a few thoughts regarding men and father issues this election.

Corrections Policy Called Corrupt

Thu 31st August 2017:

A men’s group has labelled a new policy announced this week by Corrections Minister Louise Upston as “corrupt”. The new policy aims to reduce the likelihood that female criminals will be sent to prison. Spokesman Kerry Bevin for community group The Ministry of Men’s Affairs said the policy was an abandonment of the principle of […]

CYFs more part of the problem than the solution

Thu 24th August 2017:

I have a tale of woe with regards to CYFs (yes I know, not another one) I have been dealing with them for almost 2yrs now and every time they blunder into our path they leave us worse off. My daughter has some complex emotional and mental issues as documented by mental health. The process […]

Employee Minimum Rights, ALL GONE, overnight

Sun 13th August 2017:

It’s ALL gone! GONE – Relevant minimum wage must be paid GONE – Overtime paid at minimum wage per hour GONE – Four weeks’ paid annual holiday per year GONE – Eleven public holidays per year GONE – Payment of time and a half for working on public holidays GONE – Rest and meal breaks […]

Virtual Justice

Thu 20th July 2017:

Video links have been used for some time now, within the Justice System, to eliminate minor appearances, for a person in custody. In September the Police arrest process in Central Auckland will be transferred to a new processing unit near Mt Eden Prison. Along with this will come virtual court appearances, where overnight arrests will […]

Finding my Child

Sun 18th June 2017:

Hi, The mother of my child took her out of NZ 3 years ago against my will but the Courts allowed it so there was nothing I could do. She was 15 at the time but is now 18. I had very little contact with her while she was overseas because her mother gave a […]

You All Paid For It, So Thanks

Sat 10th June 2017:

As I said, here is the update. I just received the Protection Order and Parenting Order today – two young policemen did their duty by delivering and pseudo reading out what they deemed to be important – no contact, no firearms, lasting forever, etc, etc. I had to let him carry on I didn’t have […]

Preventing adolescent relationship abuse and promoting healthy relationships

Sat 3rd June 2017:

Media have given publicity to a NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse paper recently prepared by Dr Melane Beres called “Preventing adolescent relationship abuse and promoting healthy relationships”. The paper is an opinion piece citing various research papers of varying quality in support. This may have been lost on journalists who attributed various statistics to the ‘report’s […]

Any Advice on Cross-Examination?

I have my case coming up – this is the 2nd PO order and custody in 10 years – it never gets any easier. Here are my questions: 1) The Social worker report (s132) – she has just re-iterated much of what the ex has already said, but then says things like the childrens’ answers […]

A Woman (Joanne Harrison) Offends, A Male is Found to Punish

Thu 25th May 2017:

The case of Auditor-General Martin Matthews appears to be another example of men being held responsible when women misbehave. Not much has fundamentally changed in attitudes since the era in which husbands were considered responsible for their wives’ behaviour and debts.

Police Maintain Routine Sexism

Thu 18th May 2017:

From a correspondent; we changed place names to respect privacy: I picked up a hitch-hiker today even though he had no backpack. He told me his essential reason for needing to hitchhike and I encouraged him to share the rest of his story. I have changed the locations to respect privacy, but nothing else. He […]

Electronic Bail for Female Offenders

This is something I have wondered about for quite some time – whether electronic bail is applied more liberally for the ‘fairer sex’ for the same crime? A 29 year old woman, arrested yesterday, appeared in the Blenheim District Court this morning, charged with drug related offending and breaching electronic bail conditions. The prisoner has […]

Family Violence Tragedies Will Increase

Fri 28th April 2017:

This Australian tragedy appears to be another example of the pernicious effects of feminism. An 18yo woman attacked and murdered her grandfather because he criticized her mother’s parenting skills. While we don’t know the details of the history etc, you can be sure that part of the picture involved feminist thought patterns demonizing men, beliefs […]

Child Support when Child is 18 but at some form of school???

Sun 16th April 2017:

Does anyone know what my liability situation should be after my child turns 18?; i.e. child will soon be 18 (next month) but mother has a history of allowing child to take multiple days off school and consequently impaired the child’s education. Child is currently not enrolled at any school that I know of because […]

Another poor bloke…..

Thu 30th March 2017:

Months in Jail I made it all up because I was having a hard time at home. I don’t think I could be as calm as this poor bloke seems to be

Judge slams Child, Youth and Family for misleading information

Tue 21st March 2017:

Just posted on stuff. Where are the politicos and concerned people that would be up in arms if this happened to a mother….. Judge slams Child, Youth and Family

Is it worth it fighting for my children.

Tue 21st February 2017:

Been separated for 9 months now with a 5 and 9 year old and fighting for shared custody. I have picked away and gained a 40:60 split interim parenting order so far – wasn’t cheap going to court to get that. Now going for the full order. I have always made it clear from the […]

Child Support after 18 when child is doing correspondence school papers

Tue 27th December 2016:

OK here’s an ambiguous one thanks to the shit legislation. My child will be 18 in a few months and has yet to graduate from high school. She’s a very bright kid but unfortunately her mother has deliberately held her back and she would have graduated by now if it wasn’t for her mother’s own […]

Parental Alienation

Currently helping a friend with a family court case. Their ex lies and is breaking promises involving the child. Child is now of an age where they have worked the parent out. FC have never made the parent accountable and they are now accusing the good parent of parental alienation. Good parent has been trying […]

Is it worth the fight? Updating a parenting plan to reflect actually time in care

Tue 18th October 2016:

Hello All, quick bit of background. I’m the father of a 4.5 y/o girl living in AKL and have been separated from her mother since just after birth. I went through the Family Court back then to get regular visitation as the mother would not allow it. She went as far as accusing me of […]

Documentary on NZ Family Court

Sun 25th September 2016:

Radio NZ today played a documentary on the NZ Family Court and the 2014 law changes. It provided some interesting figures and raised (but did not ask) some important questions: We pulled out six issues arising in this documentary and discuss them here.

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