This study by Dr. Grzegorz Skrobotowicz contains issues related to family law, as well as taking into account the child’s place in the legal environment. The author also outlined the sources of law and judicial decisions operating in the jurisdiction of New Zealand, which concern, for example, protection against abduction, or even guaranteeing appropriate maintenance. The basis for action in this area in New Zealand is the Child Care Act. According to it, the welfare and best interests of the child are of paramount importance in proceedings provided for by law. It also defines the issues of sole custody of the child and the circumstances in which it may be exercised.
The author also indicated the competences of family courts, which hear cases relating to the care and protection of children, adoption and surrogacy, division of relationship assets, separation, testamentary matters, matters relating to domestic and sexual violence, alimony, mental health, and the above-mentioned child abduction. .