Family Court

On these pages you will find information about the Family Court jurisdiction, useful legislation and tips on how to find family judgments.

  • Jurisdiction

    The Family Court is a division of the District Court. The Family Court provides New Zealanders with help with family problems. The court deals with a wide range of “family” relationships,...

  • Useful Family Legislation

    Legislation that is commonly applied in the District Court’s family jurisdiction includes: Adoption Act 1955   Care of Children Act 2004   Child Support Act 1991   Children, Young Persons, and Their Families...

  • Family Search Tips

    On these pages there is a link to a list of all family judgments, and information to help you find judgments and information relevant to criminal matters.  It contains some...