Radio NZ: Report shows Family Court systems are failing

Family Court staff are stressed and struggling to deal with a growing workload, family lawyers are quitting and parents can’t get decent legal advice.

A new report commissioned by the Ministry of Justice backs up the critics have been saying for years that the system doesn’t work.

The reforms, which were introduced in 2014, were designed to produce a more efficient and effective system that was responsive to children and vulnerable people.

Parents in dispute over things like access to children and shared care were encouraged to resolve the problems themselves without having to go to court which can be adversarial and costly.

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