Jamie Norton v Bronte Norton-Francis [2016] NZFC 3675

Published 09 September 2016

Application for costs — Property (Relationships) Act 1976, ss 21A and 40 — Family Courts Rules 2002, s 207 — District Courts Rules 2009, r 4.1. Application for costs granted following proceedings to enforce a s 21A agreement under the PRA. The respondent had not filed any formal response or affidavit evidence in the proceedings, and failure to engage fully in the court process reduced the opportunity for earlier settlement. As a result, costs did not lie where they fell as per the standard approach under the PRA.Judgment Date: 10 June 2016. * * * Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements. * * *