Tom Crusan v Lacey Williams [2016] NZFC 3703

Published 09 September 2016

Relocation overseas — Care of Children Act 2004, ss 4, 5 and 6 — Kacem v Bashir [2010] NZSC 112 — Stadnickzenco v Stadnickzenco [1995] NZFLR 493 (CA) — D v S [2002] NZFLR 115 (CA). Child was to relocate overseas to live with mother, safety concerns having been considered (s 5). The judge weighed up safety concerns relating to both the mother and the father and found that the long-term risks posed by staying with the father were greater than those posed by the mother. Provision made for father to have contact electronically and in person on specified holiday periods.Judgment Date: 8 June 2016. * * * Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements. * * *