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Looks like the Family Court (in association with CYFS) have some explaining to do.

Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on April 28, 2007

As posted on CYFSWATCH NZ

Looks like the Family Court (in association with CYFS) have some explaining to do.
Friday, 09.03.2007, 01:27pm (GMT12)

How the family court can possibly think that publication of the Skelton Vs. Jones matter in any way helps to exonerate them from any blame in the current CYFS furore beggars belief. They have simply demonstrated beyond all reasonable doubt how much it is costing this country for them to allow such an indefatigably vindictive campaign to be played out at the taxpayers expense.Mrs Skelton has succeeded in denying her son access to his father for years (with malice and aforethought) – aided and abetted by Legal Aid Services – whilst Mr Jones (a businessman) has met his own very considerable expenses:

Chronology of Events
JONES v SKELTON (HEADLEY)

FAM 2001-019-1413

26 January 2007

Applications/Notices of Defence/Consents/Orders

08/01/2001 Application for custody
Application for order that child not be removed from New Zealand (K Headley).
12/01/2001 Application for appointment as guardian
Notice of defence
Cross application for custody order and interim order for access (C Jones).
01/02/2001 Notice of defence (K Headley).
07/03/2001 Ex parte application for an order to prevent removal of child from
Waikato (C Jones).
07/03/2001 Order – Duty Judge
Order preventing removal from the Waikato
Leave for respondent to apply to set aside order on 24 hours notice.

09/03/2001 Consent memorandum for order preventing removal of child from
New Zealand (K Headley).
12/03/2001 Order by consent – Judge Brown
Order preventing removal of child from
New Zealand.

15/03/2001 Application to set aside order preventing removal of child from
Waikato (K Headley).
26/04/2001 Application without notice for protection order (K Headley).
26/04/2001 Direction – Judge Brown
Application to be on notice.

08/05/2001 Defence to application for protection order (C Jones).
31/05/2001 Application for urgent hearing for interim access (C Jones).
11/06/2001 Notice of defence (K Headley).
26/06/2001 Judgment – Judge McAloon
Mr Jones will have supervised access to Jayden once a week for a period of two hours. Interim basis until the Court makes a further order about access
Interim custody order placing Jayden in the custody until further order of the Court, of Ms Headley
Order made discharging the order preventing Jayden’s removal from the Waikato area.

13/09/2001 Consent memorandum filed.
13/09/2001 Order – Judge Twaddle
Final custody and access orders made
Domestic Violence Act proceedings are withdrawn
Review in 6 months
By consent.

11/04/2002 Application for transfer of proceedings (K Headley).
24/05/2002 Order – Judge Brown
Section 29A report to be obtained.

12/06/2002 Ex parte application for an order to prevent removal of child from
New Zealand and warrant to enforce access order (C Jones).
12/06/2002 Duty Judge
Both applications to be on notice
Time abridged for filing a defence to 48 hours.

21/06/2002 Application for interim access order to be suspended (K Headley).
24/09/2002 Direction – Judge McAloon
Application for adjournment granted
Interim order made by consent for supervised access by C D Jones
Section 29A report to be completed.

18/11/2002 Application for transfer (K Headley).
19/11/2002 Direction – Judge McAloon
Application for transfer to be served in normal way
Time for filing defence 21 days.

12/12/2002 Notice of opposition filed by C D Jones to K Headley’s application for transfer of proceedings.
19/12/2002 Order – Judge McAloon
Transfer application adjourned
Variation of access, warrant to enforce access made for each access, to lie in Court
Request to critique section 29A report is declined.

23/12/2002 Order – Judge McAloon
Warrant to enforce access.

07/01/2003 On notice application for custody and interim custody pending hearing (C Jones)
Without notice application for reduction in time for filing notice of defence and substituted service and directions for service.

08/01/2003 Decision – Deputy Registrar
Application granted, time for filing defence reduced to 24 hours, substituted service on Dick Halton Headley or Wendy Josephine Headley.

17/01/2003 Without notice application for order preventing removal of child from
New Zealand (C Jones).
17/01/2003 Order – Judge McAloon
Order preventing removal of child from
New Zealand.

09/07/2003 Without notice application for declaration of guardianship and for declaration that child was wrongfully removed from
New Zealand (C Jones).
09/07/2003 Direction – Judge McAloon
Without notice application for declaration of guardianship and for declaration that child was wrongfully removed from
New Zealand declined.

16/07/2003 Amended without notice application for guardianship (C Jones).
16/07/2003 Direction – Judge McAloon
Application for guardianship is considered as an application for additional guardianship, this application to proceed on notice with a one-hour hearing to be allocated and timetabling directions made by Judge McAloon.

20/07/2003 Order – Judge McAloon
Warrant issued under section 20 of the Guardianship Act 1968.

31/07/2003 Without notice application for order preventing removal of child from Hamilton (C Jones).
31/07/2003 Without notice application for leave to apply for interim custody and order for interim custody (C Jones).
01/08/2003 Direction – Judge McAloon
Order preventing removal can not be considered unless the applicant is a guardian
Without notice interim custody not made
Variation to the custody order that child once returned to NZ not be removed from the
Waikato.

08/08/2003 Order – Judge Brown
Order preventing removal of child from
Waikato discharged by Judge Brown.

18/08/2003 Order – Judge Brown
Variation of access order made and warrants to enforce access made to lie in Court
Costs reserved.

17/09/2003 Notice of defence filed by K Skelton (formerly Headley) in respect of application for custody and appointment of guardian.
14/01/2004 Application to issue warrants to enforce access (C Jones).
16/06/2004 Direction – Judge Brown
Access directions
Issues warrant to enforce access to lie in Court.

20/07/2004 Direction – Judge Brown
Critique of the section 29A report to be completed.

06/12/2004 On notice application for order varying access order (C Jones).
Without notice application for abridgement of time to file notice of defence.
06/12/2004 Direction – Judge McAloon
5 day defended hearing to be set down.

07/12/2004 Decision – Deputy Registrar
Application for abridgement of time granted
Time reduced to 24 hours to file notice of defence.

08/12/2004 Notice of defence filed by K Skelton against application for variation of access order.
20/12/2004 Direction – Judge McAloon
Variation of access order
Further warrant to enforce access to lie in Court.

08/04/2005 Minute – Judge McAloon
Without notice application for abridgement of time granted
Directions as to service given.

15/04/2005 Minute – Judge McAloon
Time tabling directions made
5-day hearing scheduled for 18/04/2005 vacated
Variation of access application to be heard for 1/2 day on 18/04/2005
Further directions made in relation to reports.

19/04/2005 Reserved decision delivered – Judge McAloon
Existing access order varied.

04/08/2005 Application for order placing child under guardianship of the Court (C Jones).
15/08/2005 Notice of defence filed in respect of application for order placing child under the guardianship of the Court (K Skelton).
22/08/2005 Ruling 1 – Judge McAloon
Ruling 2 – Judge McAloon
24/08/2005 Ruling 3 – Judge McAloon
25/08/2005 Ruling 4 – Judge McAloon
26/08/2005 Minute – Judge McAloon
Decision reserved
Pending that decision an order is made appointing C Jones as guardian
Variation of existing orders to give day to day care in favour of K Headley
Contact order in favour of C Jones.

27/09/2005 Reserved judgment delivered – Judge McAloon
C Jones application for providing day to day care dismissed
C Jones application for order appointing him as additional guardian granted
Parenting order granting K Headley day to day care of child
Parenting order granting C Jones overnight contact with child
Order placing Jayden under the guardianship of the Court
Review of contact order in December 2005.
Question of costs reserved.

21/10/2005 Notice of appeal to High Court received (K Skelton).
26/10/2005 Application for stay of decision (K Skelton)
Application for abridgement of time.
26/10/2005 Decision – Deputy Registrar
Abridgement of time to 48 hours.

28/10/2005 Notice of defence to application for stay of decision (C Jones).
15/12/2005 Oral judgment – Judge McAloon
Access arrangements confirmed plus indication that if not complied with K Skelton will be required to pay a bond into the Court.

07/02/2006 Application for leave to apply (C Jones)
Application for parenting order.
08/02/2006 Oral decision – Judge Brown
Directions made.

24/02/2006 Application for order varying parenting order (K Skelton)
09/03/2006 Oral decision – Judge Brown
Timetabling directions made
Direction to schedule a two day hearing
Interim contact arrangements confirmed.

26/04/2006 Application to suspend contact order (K Skelton).
05/05/2006 Minute – Judge Brown
Order suspending Court appointed agent’s guardianship
Timetabling directions made.

08/05/2006 Application for stay of proceedings pending appeal to the High Court (K Skelton).
18/05/2006 Notice of defence to application for adjournment (C Jones).
23/05/2006 Oral decision No 1 – Judge Brown
Application to vacate today’s hearing declined.

23/05/2006 Oral decision No 2 – Judge Brown
Application to vacate fixture 31/05/2006 is declined.

25/05/2006 Notice of appeal to High Court (K Skelton)
Application for stay of proceedings in the Family Court pending appeal filed.
26/05/2006 Minute – Judge Brown
Application to stay proceedings pending appeal refused.

31/05/2006 Decision – Judge Brown
Directions made
Second decision of Judge Brown.

31/05/2006 Application for dismissal of proceedings (K Skelton).
02/06/2006 Decision – Judge Brown
Directions made.

02/06/2006 Decision – Judge Brown
Orders consenting to and requiring of a Buccal (cheek) swab from child.

08/06/2006 Oral Decision – Judge Brown
Directions made.

12/06/2006 Oral decision – Judge Brown
Orders made to ensure paternity test of child is completed.

22/06/2006 Orders Made – Judge Brown
Interim parenting order providing C Jones with day to day care of child
Interim parenting order providing K Skelton with supervised contact for 2 hours weekly
Warrant to enforce C Jones order is to issue.

07/06/2006 Application for variation of parenting order (C Jones)
29/06/2006 Notice of application for release of information (C Jones)
03/07/2006 Notice of defence to application for release of information (K Skelton)
Application to discharge parenting order (K Skelton).
05/07/2006 Oral decision – Judge Brown.
12/07/2006 Application for leave to appeal (K Skelton)
Application for stay of Family Court order
Notice of motion on appeal filed.
14/07/2006 Minute – Judge Brown
Application to discharge Court order. The Family Court no longer has jurisdiction now that an appeal has been filed against this decision.

19/07/2006 Notice of opposition to application for leave to appeal and stay of Family Court order (C Jones).
04/08/2006 Oral decision – Judge Brown
Leave granted to appeal pursuant to s143 (3) of the Care of Children Act 1995
Leave granted for the section 133 report to be assessed by an expert
Ms Raethal’s report is not to be given to Ms Skelton, access through counsel only.

23/08/2006 Without notice application for warrant to enforce day to day care of child (C Jones)
23/08/2006 Minute – Judge Twaddle
Warrant to uplift child to be issued.

Hearings

Hearings Date
Long Cause Fixture 23 January 2007
Dealt with On Papers 23 August 2006
Short Cause Fixture 4 August 2006
Dealt with On Papers 4 August 2006
Registrar’s List – Case Review 31 July 2006
Dealt with On Papers 21 July 2006
Dealt with On Papers 14 July 2006
Judicial Conference 5 July 2006
Dealt with On Papers 22 June 2006
Judicial Conference 12 June 2006
Judicial Conference 8 June 2006
Long Cause Fixture 31 May 2006
Dealt with On Papers 30 May 2006
Dealt with On Papers 26 May 2006
Dealt with On Papers 23 May 2006
Short Clause Fixture 22 May 2006
Dealt with On Papers 12 May 2006
Judicial Conference 5 May 2006
Dealt with On Papers 6 April 2006
Dealt with On Papers 28 March 2006
Dealt with On Papers 15 March 2006
Judicial Conference 9 March 2006
Judicial Conference 8 February 2006
Dealt with On Papers 20 January 2006
Judicial Conference 15 December 2005
Judicial Conference 9 December 2005
Dealt with On Papers 9 November 2005
Dealt with On papers 28 October 2005
Dealt with On Papers 26 October 2005
Dealt with On Papers 27 September 2005
Long Cause Fixture 22 August 2005
Dealt with On Papers 18 August 2005
Judicial Conference 12 August 2005
Dealt with On Papers 11 August 2005
Judicial Conference 5 August 2005
Dealt with On Papers 19 April 2005
Long Cause Fixture 18 April 2005
Judicial Conference 15 April 2005
Judicial Conference 15 April 2005
Dealt with On Papers 14 April 2005
Dealt with On Papers 14 April 2005
Judicial Conference 24 March 2005
Dealt with On Papers 11 March 2005
Short Cause Fixture 20 December 2004
Dealt with on Papers 7 December 2004
Judicial Conference 6 December 2004
Judicial Conference 13 October 2004
Dealt with on Papers 9 September 2004
Judicial Conference 26 August 2004
Judicial Conference 20 July 2004
Judicial Conference 24 June 2004
Judicial Conference 16 June 2004
Dealt with on Papers 8 April 2004
Judicial Conference 4 February 2004
Judicial Conference 30 January 2004
Judicial Conference 21 January 2004
Judges List 21 August 2003
Judicial Conference 18 August 2003
Judicial Conference 20 January 2003
Judicial Conference 21 November 2002
Long Cause Fixture 25 September 2002
Judicial Conference 11 July 2002
Judicial Conference 13 June 2002
Judicial Conference 24 May 2002
Registrar’s Case Review 4 April 2002
Registrar’s Case Review 9 October 2001
Registrar’s Case Review 28 August 2001
Long Cause Fixture 25 June 2001
Registrar’s Case Review 29 May 2001
Mediation Conference 18 May 2001
Registrar’s Case Review 27 March 2001
Registrar’s Case Review 27 March 2001
Registrar’s Case Review 27 March 2001
Judges List 22 February 2001

How many similar examples are being played out in family courts around the country while Helen and her mates continue to look the other way? How many Jaydens are out there having their years of innocence destroyed? How many ministers heads need to roll?


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