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Category: New Zealand Law
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Experience:  37 years qualified as a lawyer; LLB, MMgt and FAMINZ.
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I'm really just seeking advice about appealing against the

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Hi, I'm really just seeking advice about appealing against the level of my Child Support Assessment. I've been through IRD and they have lowered it a bit but aren't really listening. Am I able to fill out the forms myself for the Case to be heard in family Court? Am I liable for costs for the hearing? It seems like an unfair process.
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Auckland, New Zealand
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Only with IRD
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not really. I've made a spreadsheet of costs and my expenses now outweigh my earnings so I have to work a second job in order to pay my bills.
Submitted: 28 days ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 28 days ago.
You can apply yourself in the Family Court and present your case. It's not necessary to have a lawyer although many prefer to do so. There is a good Family Court site which will help.
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 28 days ago.
https://www.justice.govt.nz/family/about/

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