A fixed-term care contract can last up to 6 months. A fixed-term care contract is a contract between you and CAS in which you agree for a set period of time: if you are in crisis and cannot keep your child at home for a short period of time, you can enter into a voluntary custody agreement to keep your child in foster care. For example, if you are a single parent and need to go to the hospital or a care program, you can request that your child be placed in foster care until you return home. When parents are unable to enter into a permanent custody agreement, it is quite common for a judge to accept the temporary agreement and make it a permanent injunction. The judge will take into account that your child respects the temporary agreement for a certain period of time and may want to continue with the temporary schedule. An expanded care agreement provides an assistance mechanism if: These agreements can last up to four weeks (28 days). It can also be extended to a maximum of eight weeks (56 days). These states require parents to wait the necessary time before their divorce is final, so they can ensure that divorce is the right option for them. There is also the option for parents to try temporary custody agreements and make sure they are doing the right things for their children. You may not be taking care of your child for many reasons. For example, you might have to leave the country suddenly or need medical attention and have no one to take care of your child. The government has a standard form for a temporary care contract. In the form, you must accept that you have not been forced to put your child in the custody of CAS and that you will say CAS if you move or leave for a long time.
If it turns out, during the implementation of the plan, that the results are not on the right track, go again with the FGC to check if the Mokopuna should remain in care for a long time. The rest of this article concerns the temporary custody of a child with parents who are separating or divorcing. If your child is 16 or 17 years old, just decide if they want CAS to take care of them. If they don`t agree, CAS can`t take them from home. However, the CAS may apply to the court for an order that it be entrusted to the authority of the CAS without their consent. Temporary and extended care agreements are only concluded if there is a clear plan that guarantees: Check that the person(s) entering into the contract actually take care of the Mokopuna and that they fully understand the implications of the agreement, especially with regard to custody powers and requirements for termination of the contract. . . .