Reprint as at 31 March 2014

Family Courts Act 1980

Public Act1980 No 161
Date of assent21 January 1981
Commencementsee section 1


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.

An Act to establish Family Courts as divisions of District Courts, and to provide for the constitution, jurisdiction, powers, and procedures of Family Courts