Dillan Wheeler v Sandra Pagetti [2016] NZFC 4436

Published 20 October 2016

Indemnity costs — Care of Children Act 2004, s 142 — District Courts Rules 2014, r 14.6. The mother was awarded indemnity costs of $6081.92. After analysis of the proceedings it was found the father’s conduct warranted the order for costs in favour of the Mother(r 14.6(4)). The Father's conduct included initiating proceedings unnecessarily, inexplicably abandoning proceedings, and failing to comply with reasonable directions. Judgment Date: 1 June 2016. * * * Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements * * *