Family Courts Amendment Rules 2014


Family Courts Amendment Rules 2014

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 21st day of January 2014

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 16A of the Family Courts Act 1980, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following rules.


1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal rules

4 Rule 8 amended (Interpretation)

5 Rule 75 replaced (Filing documents)

6 Rule 76 replaced (Ways documents may be presented for filing)

7 Rules 89 and 90 replaced

8 Rule 91 amended (Managers under Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988)

9 Rule 92 amended (Family Courts appointing guardians ad litem or managers for proceedings in District Courts)

10 Rule 95 amended (Responsibility of representative for costs)

11 Rule 97 amended (Retirement, removal, or death of representative)

12 Rule 98 amended (When further steps to be taken by party and not by representative or manager)

13 Rule 107 amended (Personal service)

14 Rule 119 amended (When and how documents under rule 118 to be treated as served)

15 Rule 125 amended (Service on party not invalid just because person incapable of taking part in proceedings)

16 Rule 137 replaced (Interrogatories: District Courts Rules 2009 apply)

17 New rules 195A and 195B and cross-heading inserted

18 Rule 197 amended (Time and mode of giving judgment)

19 Rule 382 amended (Order for directions as to service or for representation)

20 Rule 417 amended (Overview of this Part)

21 Rules 426 to 431 replaced

22 Schedule 1 amended

23 Schedule 5 amended

New form G 29 inserted in Schedule 1

Explanatory note

Administrative information