"Nullity and Divorce: Recognition in New Zealand of English Decrees and Recognition in England of New Zealand Decrees"
PRH Webb, 1966
In this article hypothetical fact scenarios are used to illustrate: (1) the application of the New Zealand “codified” regime regarding the recognition of foreign divorce, dissolution and nullity decrees (Matrimonial Proceedings Act 1963, s 82) to the recognition of English decrees by New Zealand courts; and (2) the recognition of New Zealand decrees by English courts according to the non-statutory English regime. The author submits that the New Zealand codification could be a useful source of reference for possible law reform in this area of English law.
"The Trend towards Recognition of Polygamous Marriages in Common Law Countries and Matters Incidental Thereto"
A Hiller, 1963
This article traces the history of the recognition of polygamous marriages in regard to legitimacy of children and succession to property with reference to English law. The author also explores the attitude of the English courts towards the recognition of the dissolution of polygamous marriages through non-judicial forms of divorce. Finally, the article examines the character and definition of polygamous marriages with reference to English, New Zealand, Canadian and United States case law.
Kenneth J Keith, 2016
The author explores the importance of both private and public international law in New Zealand family law. The author begins by outlining the contexts in which private international law issues can arise, and how the conflict of laws has historically dealt with such cases. The author notes New Zealand’s membership of the Hague Conference on Private International Law and signing of Hague and non-Hague family law treaties, discussing the extent to which these treaties have been implemented in national law by Parliament and the courts. The author concludes by commenting on some family law conventions to which New Zealand is not a party, and signals future challenges for the relationship between family law and international law.