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Law Society still concerned about Family Court Bill

June 07, 2013 at 12:29 PM

The Justice and Electoral Select Committee’s report to the House on the Family Court Proceedings Reform Bill fails to clarify court processes and rules, says the New Zealand Law Society.

The Family Court bill was released on Tuesday with a number of amendments, but the Law Society says there are continuing concerns.

Justice Minister Judith Collins says the reforms will “clarify the court’s processes and rules, providing greater certainty for users, and making it easier for them to understand and navigate the court system”.

Law Society Family Law Section chair Garry Collin says, however, that the changes will mean the pre-court Family Disputes Resolution process and changes to the Family Court processes will create a more complex system than we currently have.  Read more here.

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