Family Court judges’ comments ‘ludicrous’
Some Family Court judges stand accused of making inappropriate, ‘idiotic’ and ‘ludicrous’ comments towards women in domestic abuse cases, raising concerns they don’t understand partner violence.
International scrutiny of Family Court
The use of parental alienation in NZ’s Family Court system is being examined by an international expert on violence against women. Teuila Fuatai reports.
Petition calls for Family Court inquiry
An advocacy group has delivered demands for family law reform to Parliament following a Newsroom investigation.
Reforms to protect children veer off course
Stories of children being removed from their homes as part of family law separation processes cast the spotlight on attitudes in other realms of NZ law.
Family Court flaws ‘known, accepted’
A retired judge says the eDuty system’s rollout has coincided with an increase in the volume of applications to uplift children.
Family Court using discredited US theory
As long ago as 1994, the American Psychological Society said courts shouldn’t accept testimony about ‘Parental Alienation.’
Empower social workers to stop uplift trauma
NZ needs to ‘resource social workers’ involved in uplifting children, not merely force compliance with court orders.