New legislation came into force on 1 July 2020 which changes when a party is allowed to have a lawyer acting for them in the Family Court. These changes undo some of the reforms that took place in 2014. Because of those reforms, there were only limited times when lawyers could act in the first steps in a parenting or guardianship proceeding, including filing applications. In particular, lawyers could not act in respect of applications that were filed “on notice”.
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With the restrictions that were put in place due to Covid-19, and the introduction of the Wage Subsidy scheme, all aspects of employment law were tested and touched upon, as employers and employees alike attempted to navigate a new, and potentially uncertain market. Now, even though the restrictions have been lifted, a lot of uncertainty remains, and this article touches on a few key areas that both employers and employees alike need to be considering in the current climate.
Small and medium sized businesses may qualify for funding to help pay for advisory services to support them through the Covid-19 outbreak. The Covid-19 Business Advisory Funding can provide support in areas such as HR, health and wellbeing, business continuity, cashflow and finance management, marketing and digital enablement strategy. Funding is only available through the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) Growth Advisors.
You can find the below information (and more) at: https://www.justice.govt.nz/about/news-and-media/covid-19-news/guidance-for-managing-shared-custody/
Seven Guidelines for Parents Who Are Divorce/Separated and Sharing Custody of Children During the COVID19 Pandemic
You can find the below information (and more) at: https://www.mediate.com/articles/Co-ParentingDuringCovid-19.cfm 1. Be Healthy
Dear all, Introduction If you currently have either an Interim Parenting Order, a Final Parenting Order or an agreed Parenting Arrangement (either agreed privately or reached as a result of FDR mediation), you may be concerned whether these orders/arrangements can continue in light of Alert Level 4 for COVID-19. We have set out below the position and hope that this will provide assistance to you during this difficult time.