Status of Children Act 1969

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Status of Children Act 1969

Public Act1969 No 18
Date of assent22 August 1969


This Act is administered in the Ministry of Justice.



Children of equal status whether or not parents are or have been married to each other

Prior instruments and intestacies

Presumptions as to parenthood

Grant of letters of administration and distribution of estates and property held upon trust


Miscellaneous provisions

Preliminary provisions

Rule about maternity

Rule about when non-donor partner is parent

Rules about donors of genetic material

Rights and liabilities if non partner donor later becomes mother's partner

Miscellaneous provisions

  • The Title was repealed, as from 1 July 2005, by section 3 Status of Children Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 91).