Kōrero: Divorce and separation

Dissolution order

Dissolution order

Once the Family Proceedings Act was passed in 1980, getting divorced was officially recognised with an order dissolving marriage (shown here). There was little else to mark what was for many people a difficult and sad time of their life.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Megan Cook, 'Divorce and separation - No-fault divorce: 1980–21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/29836/dissolution-order (accessed 17 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Megan Cook, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 8 Nov 2018