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Who can i talk too that can give me info on how to solidify my son legally from new zealand even though he is living in australia and i gave birth to him there

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I am in new zealand how ever i birthed my son in australia and he lives with
my sister in sydney new south whales

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I am in the process of solidifying shared guardianship papers with my sister how ever it has not yet been signed by myself

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All the legal papers i am wanting to do from here in new zealand (shared guardianship) and im wanting to know how much weight that holds under the australian law and can i do all legal matters regarding my son from here in new zealand even though he was born in australia and lives there also.

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Solicitor: Chris The Lawyer, Lawyer replied 8 months ago
Are you trying to ensure he becomes an Australian citizen? Did you register the birth there? Have you considered having your sister adopt rather than be a guardian?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
i would like to do shared guardianship have the papers processed here in new zealand...what does that mean under australian law and does that hold the same weight over there? his birth is registered there in auz. we dont want adoption.
Solicitor: Chris The Lawyer, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

Agreements about guardianship can be registered in the Family Court in New Zealand and become an order. This order will be recognised in Australia

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Solicitor: Chris The Lawyer, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

You can see a Family Lawyer to organise this and discuss what needs to be done

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
when you say recognised in australia does that mean that if there was any change in circumstances over there with baby and his care will i still have the power to bring him home if need be over and above the australian law?
Solicitor: Chris The Lawyer, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

If you are a joint guardian then you can apply in Australia for the child to be returned, but that wouldnt necessarily be guaranteed. The Australian Family Court would need to look at what was in the best interests of the child

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