Passport applications and travelling of minor children from South Africa. Frequently asked questions and answers

Parents who are separated often have questions regarding consent issues in relation to passport applications of minor children and them travelling overseas. Below are some frequently asked questions on the topic. Do both parents need to be present for a child passport application in South Africa? Yes, both parents need Continue Reading

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eNCA interview with Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf on Child Maintenance during the Lockdown

Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf being interviewed by eNCA on 18 May 2020 talking about child maintenance issues during the lockdown Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf highlights the importance of parents paying child maintenance during the lockdown and what parent can do should they be unable to pay it. Click below to view the Continue Reading

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Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf representing his client in an Urgent High Court Hearing done via Video Conferencing

Litigating Virtually During the National Lockdown – How Advocates, attorneys and presiding officers are doing their work The face of litigation drastically changed during the National Lockdown. In order to limit the spread of Covid-19, the legal profession and judiciary had to implement new processes. Of these, are virtual legal Continue Reading

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The movement of children during the lockdown – All you need to know

History of the law of exercising contact and care rights of parents during the lockdown in South Africa – The rollercoaster ride for parents and lawyers The national lockdown not only affected our movement by keeping us in our homes. It also affected our relationships with people important and dearest Continue Reading

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The Magistrate’s Permit – 3 steps to obtain your permit to collect your child during lockdown

The Magistrate’s Permit – Movement of Children during the Lockdown View the new regulations on Movement of children during the Lockdown (Regulation 17) Download this flyer by clicking here. Feel free to share it. In order to move children between homes, you require the following: 1. Court Order; or 2. Continue Reading

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The Magistrate’s Permit – New regulations on Movement of children during the Lockdown

30 May 2020 – Latest Regulations on the movement of minor children during the lockdown – The introduction of the Magistrate’s Permit The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, published new regulations regarding the Lockdown on 29 April 2020. As from 1 May 2020, South Continue Reading

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Steps for changing your marriage from in community of property to out of community of property

Changing your matrimonial property regime from in community of property to out of community of property Are you married? Do you know what is your matrimonial property regime? Are you married in Community of Property? Do you want to change your matrimonial property regime to Out of Community of Property? Continue Reading

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Rights of parents, interested parties and the law – The Children’s Act 38 of 2005

Child Custody, Contact rights and more – Children’s Act 38 of 2005 This article gives a  short introduction to the Children’s Act. The Children’s Act 38 of 2005 was a very welcomed piece of legislation. It assists us in answering many issues relating to Family Law. For example. What are Continue Reading

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Divorces in South Africa – A simple guide to understanding how the legal system on divorces works

How does one get divorced in South Africa? Adv. Muhammad Abduroaf unpacks the legal process in a simplified manner. Written by Adv. Muhammad Abduroaf – LL.B LL.M Advocate of the High Court of South Africa Legal Advice on getting divorced If you want to get divorced from your spouse, I Continue Reading

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