Family Courts Fees Amendment Regulations 2011

2011/162

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Family Courts Fees Amendment Regulations 2011

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 23rd day of May 2011 

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 16B(1) of the Family Courts Act 1980 and section 187 of the Family Proceedings Act 1980, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Family Courts Fees Amendment Regulations 2011.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 July 2011.

3 Principal regulations amended
4 New Schedule substituted
  • The Schedule is revoked and the Schedule set out in the Schedule of these regulations substituted.


Schedule
New Schedule substituted

r 4

Schedule
Fees payable in respect of applications under Family Proceedings Act 1980

r 5(1)

  ($)
1Filing an application under section 27 (for a declaration whether, according to the law of New Zealand, a marriage or civil union is valid or a marriage or civil union has been validly dissolved)211.50
2Filing an application under section 29 (for an order declaring a marriage or civil union to be void ab initio)211.50
3Filing an application under section 32 (for an order declaring that the other party to a marriage or civil union is presumed to be dead and that the marriage or civil union is dissolved)211.50
4Filing an application under section 37 (for an order dissolving a marriage or civil union)211.50

 Michael Webster,
for Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 July 2011, amend the Family Courts Fees Regulations 2009. The amendments increase the fees payable for filing applications under sections 27, 29, 32, and 37 of the Family Proceedings Act 1980. The changes reflect the movement in the Consumers Price Index (All Groups) since the date when the fees were last set.

The fees replaced are inclusive of goods and services tax (GST), but were not amended directly to reflect the 1 October 2010 GST increase, and so differed from those actually charged. The new fees are also GST inclusive.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 May 2011.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Justice.