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Family Court Issues, 2016 (Funded by the Law Foundation New Zealand)

Liz Gordon (2016): Study of grandparents in family court proceedings over their grandchildren prior to the 2014 changes to the court

Grandparents raising grandchildren are often required to formalise caregiver arrangements before they are given access to support. Our study funded by the Law Foundation New Zealand, examined those who went to court before and after the family court changes in 2014. The data collected about ‘after’ 2014 was gifted to the University of Otago for use in their large research study. The ‘before’ data is reported in this report and can also be found on the Community Research site here.