3 Principal Act
4 Court may appoint lawyer for children
5 Transitional provisions relating to reimbursement of costs of court-appointed counsel
The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:
This Act is the Property (Relationships) Amendment Act 2013.
(1) This Act comes into force on a date to be appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council, and 1 or more orders may be made appointing different dates for different provisions.
(2) If any provision of this Act has not earlier been brought into force under subsection (1), it comes into force on the day that is 1 year after the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent.
This Act amends the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (the principal Act).
Section 37A(3) and (4) are repealed.
(1) Section 37A(3) and (4) of the principal Act, as in force before the commencement of section 4 of this Act, continue to apply to proceedings commenced before the commencement of section 4.
(2) This subsection applies to—
(a) any order made under section 37A(3) of the principal Act as in force before the commencement of section 4, but only if, before that commencement, no steps had been taken to enforce that order; and
(b) any order made, after that commencement, under section 37A(3) of the principal Act as continued by subsection (1).
(3) Despite subsection (1), in relation to any orders to which subsection (2) applies, section 37A(4) of the principal Act, as continued by subsection (1), must be read as if for the words “by order of the court in the same manner as a judgment of that court” there were substituted the words “in the same manner as a judgment of the court”.
This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.