Let's get the new family mediation service into our Family Courts

Opinion Article:  2 June 2009

by Carol Powell.

The Family Court in New Zealand involves some of the most difficult and sensitive matters in our judicial system.

On 2 September 2008, the Family Court Matters Bill passed into law. This new legislation introduces a number of significant changes to the way the Family Court works. Chief among the changes is a new family mediation service that will work with an enhanced counselling service.
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