Family law. New Zealand. Seeking to understand rights of non biological father in New Zealand. Only interested in New

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Customer: Seeking to understand rights of non biological father in New Zealand. Only interested in New Zealand. Last time I used this service you referred me to a lawyer in Australia. Confirm you will refer me to an NZ family lawyer before I pay.
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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 the question
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As a non biological parent you can become an additional guardian for children if you have been their step parent. This is done by an application to the Family Court. Let me know if this is what you are after
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This is for my son. It has just been established through DNA testing that he is not the biological father. However he shared the care of the it with his mother, is on the birth certificate and continues to pay maintenance. The maternal grandparents gained interim custody via a without notice application which was granted without reference to my son because the mother is a meth addict. The hearing thereafter allowed for my son to have two days of care while he agreed to take a DNA and hair follicle test. The follicle test was negative. My son wishes to fight for custody.
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My son's son is who I am talking about sorry.
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How long are your phone calls for at $89?
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If he is on the birth certificate he can apply for custody. The phone calls are as long as you want
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I'll speak to my son and get back to you shortly.
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It is a complicated situation, but if they were living together when the child was born then that does help

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Ok I have a prior engagement, so will call you at 10am tomorrow 29/12. I will write our questions beforehand and post here. Does that suit?
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That would be fine

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Actually, do you have an email address please.
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Did you get my number Chris?(###) ###-#### I'm not sure if it went through ok
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The request has been sent

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You just need to accept the offer

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