April 26, 2021

Who is responsible for a child’s wellbeing?

By operation of law, the liability to maintain someone is based on three factors: firstly, the claimant’s inability to support himself or herself; secondly, his or her relationship […]
March 17, 2021

Maintenance and Divorce: All you need to know

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 […]
June 22, 2020

Understanding the full community of property

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 […]
January 23, 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 […]
May 11, 2018

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 […]
April 3, 2018

Who is obliged to maintain a child after divorce?

When couples divorce it’s often the children that feel the brunt of it. Sometimes it’s the other person in the relationship that suffers economically. Hence the […]
November 6, 2017

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, […]
October 23, 2017

IMMEDIATE STEPS FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE

The death of a loved one is a difficult process to go through, and when the inevitable occurs, it is important to remember what happens next. […]
July 7, 2017

HOW TO GET A PROTECTION ORDER

A protection order is described as being a form of court order that requires a party to do, or to refrain from doing, certain acts. These […]
June 14, 2017

WHEN MUST YOU CONSULT THE FAMILY ADVOCATE?

You may consult the Family Advocate if you have a dispute relating to either the best interests of a child and/or parental responsibilities and rights. Other […]
May 23, 2017

Do I need an antenuptial contract before marriage?

An antenuptial contract is an important document that, under South African law, determines whether your marriage will exist in community of property or out of community […]
May 23, 2017

How to get a protection order

A protection order is described as being a form of court order that requires a party to do, or to refrain from doing, certain acts. These […]
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