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WA What Age Do Court Parenting Orders No Longer Apply?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Tanz, 2 October 2014.

  1. Tanz

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    My children are turning 16 soon and no longer wish to visit their father in New Zealand (custody of children). Can I stop making them go after they turn 16? It is a New Zealand family law court order.
     
  2. rebeccag

    rebeccag Well-Known Member

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    G'day @Tanz
    Have a look at the Ministry of Justice NZ "How long does an Order last?" page. I assume its a Final Order (rather than an Interim Order which usually lasts until a set date, a particular event happens or the court says the Order stops)?

    A Final Order:
    "lasts until a child turns 16, unless it's a special case and the court has decided that the Order should continue after that".

    So once they turn 16, the Final Order stops.
    Hope that helps.
     
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  3. Tanz

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    Thank you yes it does I wasn't sure if I would have to go back to court to discontinue it or if they could just stop going
     
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