I have a sister who has recently divorced and has custody of her son who is 14 years old, I have been told that under NZ

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Customer: Hi, I have a sister who has recently divorced and has custody of her son who is 14 years old, I have been told that under NZ Law, the child can have his own lawyer who can act on his behalf to determine which parent he is best to reside with. Angela ********@angelascott.co.nz

JA: Who currently has legal custody?

Customer: My sister does

JA: Is there a child custody order in place?

Customer: A divorce legal agreement only I think but I can find out about a child custody, they have just come home from Santorini Greece, so they are actually under Greece law for their marriage documentation.

JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?

Customer: no, but I do have a lot of questions.. my number is ***** ******* or 027*******

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I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington and will help you with your question today. Please give me a minute to read your question
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When there is a dispute over a child which goes to the Family Court then a lawyer for the child is usually appointed. Parenting disputes can be resolved by mediation however.
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Hi Chris, thanks for this, I have sent the following email through to Oranga Tamariaki Name of child / children: Oscar ReinenAge/Date of Birth: 14 yearsEthnicity: New Zealander (may have NZ and European passport as father is Dutch)Home address: Currently living at my rental property at 2/246 Lake Road, Hauraki TakapunaSchool/ Kura details: Rosmini College Headmaster Nixon CooperContact Number: Mothers is(###) ###-#### Whatsapp +306982800934 Email***@******.***Parents/Caregiver names: Judy Joy ReinenWhat is your main concern for this child or young person, please be specific (i.e. what is happening, when, where, how often, who are involved and what is the impact on the child/ren)?Concerned re psychological controls, lack of freedom leaving the home, no friends, no family visits, only two occasions that the x husbands Reinen family have been able to see the child, and when this does happen, Judy drops the child at an address, and then someone else picks him up from that address, Reinen family have no physical address for the child, opening bank accounts in the child's name which is likely being used to do money laundering from her Greece homeJudy accesses personal data, like passcodes and Oscar must get into these.. Oscar is becoming a slave to Judys mischief accessing private personal information of family members through accessing computers to research wealth and anything untoward that can be used against the family member as a way to cocerse funds through blackmail. I have recently found out the following.. Grandparents Reinen have been blackmailed for cash to look after grandchild Oscar, I don't have an amount but the x husbands sister Birgitte Reinen has shared (her details are "Birgitte Reinen-Hamill"<*****@******.***>) The grandmother has since had a stroke due to this stress, as they know at anytime, mother Judy can request more and more and they have to oblige. Mother Judy also tried to coerce a grandfather in Holland to change his will to remove her x husband Olaf and in place put her son Oscar so that when he dies, she can access the estate through her sons accounts. I have been told the child takes multiple sick days from school and is also sick in the weekends so he can't attend church on a Sunday.. I was talking to Olaf- father, 2 weeks ago and he said that he fakes it, but I don't actually have details of how much school he has missed as I am not on the guardianship for the child. Mother Judy, makes sure she drops Oscar at school right on the bell and picks up from school right on the bell, this is because she is very afraid a family member is getting access to him. No family member is allowed to put images of the child on social media, so that the father or family can have images of him.. I was personally told, not to tell any family where the child is residing, presently they are in my airbnb rental in Takapuna, and they have also resided in Mt Albert at Kate Stachurski(###) ###-####(kate is an elder at my church Mt Albert Baptist) Web of continuous lies, layers of levels of mischief, nothing she says can be trusted. Mother Judy is constantly highly stressed and not quite well, also has difficulty sleeping, also difficulty preparing meals. I am also concerned that some foods/natural remedies may be used on the child...particularly for sleeping. Currently mother Judy is trying to obtain residence in my airbnb rental without paying, and I am in the process of removing Judy from the property through solicitors.Judy is infiltrating herself into the greater family, obtaining all phone numbers, doing things with the teenagers that the parents don't know about, I found this out from Birgitte. Judy insists Oscar phone his dad through his computer every day, but has no camera eye on the computer so that the father can't see him..Olaf says the child says one liner responses, like yes, or no, or ok or really, but never says a whole sentence, and Olaf father knows, Judy is standing right beside Oscar limiting his speech on all occasions..Father Olaf resides in Holland, Judy has screwed him financially, leaving him in severe debt and he is very psychologically damaged, also this damage Judy successfully got Olaf to lash out physically and now Judy has successfully got a police record for this, I am wondering if she has sorted things so that Olaf is never able to enter NZ, but I don't have evidence. Judy avoided ownership of company debt, forced her husband to sign a 7 year debt repayment for a home, and only 3 weeks holiday with Oscar each year, this must be done before August each summer. Judy thrust a piece of legal paperwork under my eyes, to sign, saying it was to do with Oscars welfare, and I don't know what I have signed..as you can see she has her ways she is a highly skilled manipulator..
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I have engaged a solicitor **** ******* of ********* & ********, to protect myself, as well as to remove my sister from my rental as well as to be party of the family's dilemma in solving this on-going problem. I guess,I never really knew my sister, as as she is aging now 52, she is becoming more desperate financially, she has never worked for a company before so doesn't have security to earn and provide for herself, but when I start hearing a few things like what I have written,.. I've been doing my own investigation throughout the greater family over the past month, and hence as I don't see a particular solution to this, due to the blackmail issue and everyone seems powerless to help or care or remove Oscar from this control, I am contacting you in good faith to conduct your own investigations.. I've attached the birth certificates of both father and son for full names etc. Please resend your original email and attachments, along with the requested information to***@******.*** Alternatively, to speak with a social worker at our National Contact Centre, please call 0508 326 459 (free phone) during business hours or anytime if this is an emergency. Kind regards ***** ***** Intake Social Worker National Contact Centre Oranga Tamariki Ministry of Children Private Bag 78-901 **** **** Auckland Phone: 0508 326 459

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Hi, doesn't have to be today, can be next week, today is a Sunday.

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Would you like a call this afternoon?

Customer
Hi, probably not on a Sunday, next week is fine... Thanks
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

Ok I will call tomorrow
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

What time would be convenient to call

Customer
Hi, anytime today, maybe my landline 09(###) ###-####although it's a public holiday, up to you... are you working today? Also what is your full name, am interested to check that you are residing and working in New Zealand as this site is a .com site, not an .nz site.
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I am a real New Zealand lawyer-see lahatte.lawyer for my website. I can call tomorrow at 10 am if that works

Customer
Hi, great, yes, 10am tomorrow is fine, great, I've looked up your website, thank you.
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

Great lets talk then

Customer
Hi Chris, I would like to arrange another phone call. When suits, Monday's or Tuesdays generally best for me, any hour fine, not urgent. Angela Scott
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Can you open a new question please

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Okay, will do.
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Although it does say, You have accepted an offer:
Phone Call?
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That was for the first question

Customer
Okay, sorry, my phone went twice so have been busy with those calls, am available now, any ideas how to open a new question?
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You start a new question on the site and ask for me

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