Child custody as primary carer - Fathers Vs Mothers

Zane Collins made this Official Information request to Ministry of Justice

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Ministry of Justice should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Zane Collins

Dear Ministry of Justice,

I require the statitics as below from NZ family court for every year from 1990 - 2016

- Total Number of mothers who applied to the family court for full parenting order / custody as primary carer for their children and how many applications were granted from the total applications.

-Total Number of fathers who applied to the family court for full parenting order / custody as primary carer of their children and how many applications were granted from these applications.

Yours faithfully,

Zayne collins

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From: Paltridge, Antony
Ministry of Justice


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Dear Mr Collins

 

Thank you for your OIA request submitted through FYI website.

 

However, the Ministry does not have any reports linking application
details to order details and is therefore unable to answer your
questions.  However, the Ministry can provide the following statistics
which you may find useful on the:

 

•             relationship profile of applicants in parenting order
applications (whether the applicant was a grandparent, father, mother or
other), where it is recorded

 

•             number of final full time day-to-day care orders by
relationship to the child/children.

 

Please note that this information is only available from mid-2005 when the
Care of Children Act 2004 came into force. 

 

Could you please advise if you would prefer any of this information
instead?

 

Regards

 

Antony

 

 

   

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From: Zane Collins

Dear Paltridge, Antony,

Yes the information you hold should be satisfactory at this stage.

Yours sincerely,

Zane Collins

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From: Zane Collins

Dear Paltridge, Antony,

I am still waiting for your response. By law, you should normally have responded promptly and by February 23, 2017

Yours sincerely,

Zane Collins

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From: Paltridge, Antony
Ministry of Justice

Hi Zane

Thanks for your email.

Because the Ministry clarified your request within the first seven working days on 31 January, which you accepted, this replaced your original request and a response to this is due before 1 March.

See section 15 (1AA) of the Act. http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/publi...

I trust this clarifies the situation.

Cheers

Antony

Antony Paltridge
Team Leader (Media and External Relations) | Communication Services
DDI: +64 4 918 8980
www.justice.govt.nz

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Hi Zane

 

Please find attached a response to your two OIA requests on parenting
orders and protection orders.

 

Regards

 

Antony

 

 

 

   

[1]Description: Description: Description: Antony Paltridge
http://justice.govt.nz/courts/shared/jus...
Team Leader (Media and
External Relations) |
Communication Services
DDI: +64 4 918 8980

[2]www.justice.govt.nz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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