Family Law

April 6, 2021

THE DIFFICULTY OF CHOOSING A GUARDIAN

No parent wants to think about giving their child over to someone else. The idea itself is enough to send many into full Liam Neeson Taken […]
March 11, 2021

UNDERSTANDING MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

The court may grant an order that one party should pay the other party spousal maintenance during and after divorce proceedings. Whether a spouse is entitled […]
December 14, 2020

WHO MUST TAKE CARE OF YOUR CHILDREN AFTER YOUR DEATH?

The Children’s Act, 38 of 2005 (hereinafter referred to as the Children’s Act) governs the laws relating to the care, contact and the protection of children. The […]
June 11, 2020

THE FULL ACCRUAL OF AN ESTATE DURING A DIVORCE

In the case of CM v EM it was held in the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa (“SCA”), case number 10861/2018, that: “The value of the […]
May 2, 2019

THE DIFFICULTIES IN RELOCATING A CHILD OF DIVORCED PARENTS

I have divorced my husband and I am now the primary caregiver of our minor child. I received a job offer in another country and I […]
January 8, 2019

CHOOSING GUARDIANS FOR YOUR MINOR CHILDREN

My husband and I have two minor children. I am concerned about who will look after our children in the event of my husband and I […]
August 31, 2018

HOW CAN AN UNMARRIED FATHER OBTAIN PARENTAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES?

Under the old dispensation, where parties were divorced, one parent (usually the mother) would usually be awarded custody of a minor child and the other parent […]
August 31, 2018

MY EX’S NEW PARTNER IS ABUSIVE TO MY CHILDREN

It is important for a child to have access to both parents, and in a situation where both parents were actively involved in the child’s life, […]
August 27, 2018

THE RIGHTS OF A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP

Domestic partnerships, also known as cohabitation relationships, are becoming more common in our modern day society, and it therefore becomes ever more important for parties to […]
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