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I live in New Zealand and am over the age of 18 which means
I live in New Zealand and am over the age of 18 which means I am considered an adult can my step parent still adopt me? … read more
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I have a parental rights question. Simple answer is no, and
so male parent lives in Western Aus, mother and kids live in Opotiki NZ … read more
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I am the paternal grandmother of our grand-daughter, my son
I am the paternal grandmother of our grand-daughter, my son lost his partner in a tragic car accident, and they have an 18 month daughter, after the funeral despite everyone wanting to take Our baby I… read more
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From 1955 family protection act nz Making a claim of an my
Hi from James 1955 family protection act nz Making a claim of an my adopted grandmothers estate… read more
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Please can you tell me if a New Zealand citizen adopts a
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I am going to Italy with my daughter this Sept. 2 week
I am going to Italy with my daughter this Sept. for a 2 week holiday. I have provided copies of return airline tickets to her father. But we are currently being blackmailed by a barrister in Auckland … read more
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What can my husband do to have legal guardianship of my 2 daughters
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Hi My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am trying to see if Niue island laws
Hi My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am trying to see if Niue island laws are the same in new Zealand for an adoptive child to claim land once adopted out of the family at the age of 15yrs. Can she come back a… read more
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Is it possible to adopt a child who is over the age of 19?
Is it possible to adopt a child who is over the age of 19? My same-sex partner and I had been together for 25 years when she died two years ago and at the time our daughter was 17. When my partner was… read more
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If my son was wanting me his mother to have customary rights
If my son was wanting me his mother to have customary rights to his daughter now that he and his partner have split what is the best way we go about doing this? (NZ)… read more
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Good morning I would like to explore my options in a matter
Good morning I would like to explore my options in a matter against the state of New Zealand. What I am looking for is the appropriate duty of care shown by the state in my adoption to a previously co… read more
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My Wife passed away just over 5 years ago, of breast cancer,
My Wife passed away just over 5 years ago, of breast cancer, I have meet another lady, 2006, who has 3 children and we came together to form a blended family. In 2008, My 14 year old daughter and her … read more
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My mother became pregnany by an american solider in New Zealand
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My daughter, who is 16 has just given birth to a baby boy.
My daughter, who is 16 has just given birth to a baby boy. She knows who the father is but has only had a short term relationship with him i.e seen him 6-7 times in total before becoming pregnant. The… read more
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hi i was adopted at six months and i am now 35 and seeking
hi i was adopted at six months and i am now 35 and seeking info into my real birth parents...i understand that when i tried earlier i found that they had placed a "vito" (i think that is what it is ca… read more
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Hi My name is Ofa Moala and I had daughter in Tonga then
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