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Care of Children

Children are vulnerable and innocent and your drive to protect them and keep them safe is shared by McVeagh Fleming’s specialist in children’s rights, custody and guardianship law. Let’s put the interests of the child first.

Care of children legal proceedings, disputes, custody matters and guardianship orders – including acting for the child – are some of the Care of Children legal areas dealt with by McVeagh Fleming Lawyer’s specialist team in the Family Court.

Care of Children

  • Custody orders
  • Interim custody or guardianship
  • Guardianship (sole and additional guardianship)
  • Wardship
  • Restraining orders and interim restraining orders
  • Support orders
  • Lawyers for the child
  • Family mattersFamily law
  • Family violence
  • Family Protection Act.

Child custody

Separation is a difficult time. Every parent and every guardian would agree that the welfare of the child is the paramount consideration in the event of any custody situation.

The Care of Children Act 2004 supports parents and guardians working together, agreeing on day-to-day care (access), and resolving disputes. Dealing with legal requirements and processes can be stressful and confusing. Our expert team is here to provide calm, clear advice at each step.

In these matters, it’s important to know your rights. Talk to us to find out more about:

  • Childcare and custody matters
  • Divorce / dissolution
  • Relocation
  • Spousal or child support costs
  • Child visitation
  • Parenting and contact orders
  • Paternity
  • Division of relationship and other property
  • Care and protection
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship
  • Family protection.

Recent Insights

September 2021

Travel From Level 3 to Level 2 for Shared Care as of 11.59 pm 28 September 2021

At 3.00 pm on 28 September 2021, the Government announced changes to travel during the current Alert Level 3. Travel across the border from Level 3 into Level 2 has been strictly limited, but the new rules that take effect at 11:59 pm tonight (28 September 2021) now permit travel across the border if one or more of the following situations applies to you:
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September 2021

What are my Options if I Wish to Separate From my Partner During Alert Level 4 Lockdown?

The combination of isolating within one bubble along with additional financial stress, changes to childcare and working from home can bring personal relationships closer or unfortunately, push them apart. Breakdowns in personal relationships can add an additional layer of stress to an already difficult situation. However, it is important to remember that help is available.
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August 2021

Facilitating Day-to-Day Care and Contact Through the Covid-19 Delta Variant Lockdown

Due to the recent presence of the highly contagious Covid-19 Delta variant within communities throughout New Zealand, the country has been placed into an Alert Level 4 Lockdown. The stringent lockdown restrictions may have implications for parents who have shared care arrangements, Parenting Orders, or who are involved in Family Court proceedings. This can create an added level of stress and anxiety as parents try to navigate both lockdown rules and day-to-day care of their children.
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