|Book||New Zealand Family Law in the 21st Century||9780864726179||N/A|
New Zealand Family Law in the 21st Century is an authoritative, highly accessible work covering current issues of family law in New Zealand.
Since the Family Court was established in 1980 the legislative reforms of that year and the even more radical reforms in the past decade have changed the practice and content of New Zealand family law greatly. It is no longer realistic to see family law as mainly concerned with marriage and the legal remedies once a marriage ends. This book discusses those changes and their likely effect on families in their newly recognised and legalised forms.
The work is aimed at a wide audience and promotes discussion about how the law can best serve families and the children who are the most vulnerable subjects of family collapse. It emphasises the Family Court’s protective role and also draws attention to some perhaps unexpected consequences of the law reforms.
New Zealand Family Law in the 21st Century was co-winner of the JF Northey Memorial Prize for the best legal book by a New Zealand author published in 2007.
Jurisdiction: New Zealand