James Ford v Tessa Evans [2016] NZFC 4092

Published 08 September 2016

Contact — safety issues — unsubstantiated sexual abuse allegations — influence — Care of Children Act 2004, s 5. Having found that the father had not sexually abused the child and there were no other safety issues (s 5(a)), interim orders were made providing father with contact (s 5 (b) and (e)). Due to the likelihood that the mother would continue to believe abuse had occurred and because the child had not had contact with her father for a significant period, supervision conditions were put in place during father’s contact. An impartial supervisor was to observe contact and provide reports before final orders could be made.Judgment Date: 2 June 2016. * * * Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements. * * *