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There are various provisions in the Care of Children Act 2004 that deal with this issue and provide for the enforcement of parenting orders. Click...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 11 Mar 2013
No, the law says that welfare guardians cannot refuse life-saving measures on behalf of the person whose guardian they are. However, the welfare...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 7 Mar 2013
Generally, your ex partner cannot change your son's surname on his birth certificate or passport unless you also sign the change of name form (or...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 6 Mar 2013
Yes, you can adopt a child whose parents are Samoan citizens. You can also apply to the Family Court for an order officially making you additional...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 26 Feb 2013
Yes, CYF can request child support from you if your child is in CYF care. The Child Support Act 1991 allows a caregiver of a child to request...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 26 Feb 2013
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