Elder Mediation

Elder Mediation

By Richard Pidgeon Do you need a neutral forum to reach decisions on the care of an elderly person? Background Caring for an ageing parent or grandparent can bring up emotions from the past. Disputes can stem from deep issues of sibling rivalry or role allocation or...
Misguided affection

Misguided affection

Written by Richard Pidgeon In Peeling v Gordon [2023] NZFC 2857, an aunt sought to become her niece and nephew’s cultural adviser under the Care of Children Act 2004, after a failed attempt to have contact with them. This application was struck out as an abuse of the...
Elder Mediation – a “Sensible” Option

Elder Mediation – a “Sensible” Option

By Adrian Sharma   Family and relationship conflicts can occur around different issues. While we traditionally tend to think of family disputes centring around the distribution of property and custody of children, the reality is that a number of these conflicts...
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