Is it possible to request NZ court records from 35 years ago, relating to child abused at the hands of family members?

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Customer: Is it possible to request NZ court records from 35 years ago, relating to child abused at the hands of family members?
JA: What steps have been taken? Have any papers been filed in New Zealand family court?
Customer: The case went to court many years ago so I assume papers would have been filed?
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this yet?
Customer: No, was hoping to see what options are available before talking to a lawyer
JA: The Family Lawyer will be able to walk you through that. Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Oh, can you connect me online?
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Hi My name is ***** ***** I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellingtonwith more than 42 years of experience. I am here to help with your questions.

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It can depend on what sort of case this was, but the files will likely be archived and should be able to be searched. However you would need to be a party, or possibly you would need a court order to see the file if you were not a party to the case

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Hi there
The child at the time, now deceased as an adult left behind a daughter. The daughter wants to find out what happened to her mum re: court hearings relating to child abuse.
Will she need to get a court order or can she apply for court documents online?
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She would need a court order, which could be possible if he mother is now deceas

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What is the best way to apply for a court order, can it be done online, is a lawyer required?
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I think using a lawyer may be best

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Can we hire you?
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Which city are you in

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Auckland
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I am in Wellington if that works

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