Family Court reforms a failure
Research into the Family Court finds staff struggling under heavy workloads and confused parents dealing with subpar legal advice.
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.
Adams questions without-notice applications spike
A sharp rise in urgent Family Court applications is clearly connected to a change in the law, the Justice Minister believes.
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.
Melanie Reid discusses child uplift controversy
Newsroom’s Melanie Reid talks to RadioLIVE about the Family Court’s use of police to uplift children in parental disputes.