You can run but you can’t hide

Well, that’s certainly the intention of The Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (the 2007 Hague Convention) which was concluded at the Hague on 23 November 2007 and was ratified on 23 July 2021 and will be active in New Zealand from 1 November 2021.

So, if you do want to be able to hide, just make sure it’s not to one of the other 43 countries who have also signed the Convention, where commencing November 1st, IR will be able to lean on them to request collection and enforcement of child support and domestic maintenance.