5 vital things all parents going through a divorce or separation should know

Child custody, guardianship and visitation (parental responsibilities and rights) – What do I need to know should I be going through a divorce or separation? Although it is not ideal, it often happens that parents divorce or break up. Their romantic or spousal relationship may have come to an end, but their co-parenting relationship continues if they have a child together. They need to be the best co-parents possible for their child. This should be the case despite their failed marriage or relationship. Sadly, sometimes the civility the parents had for each other does not transcend beyond their divorce or separation. Some parents in this situation have unresolved issues. It then often happens that the child becomes a victim of the conflict that ensures. They often use the child as a pawn to settle unresolved differences. This situation is not in the child’s best interest. What follows are five things I want to learn more

Legal Principles applicable to minor Children Relocation matters – Local and International Relocation

What are the Legal Principles applicable to minor Children’s Relocation matters? Are there differences between Local or provincial and International Relocation? If parents cannot agree on the issue of relocation of minor children with a parent, a court of law would have to step in. If the parent who wishes to relocate is successful, it would mean the other parent would not have contact with the minor child as he or she used to. This is a difficult situation to deal with if you are not the custodial parent of the minor child. For one, you may not see you child face to face every day or every weekend as you used to. You will, therefore unfortunately not see your child grow and be there during his or her various developmental stages in life. The challenges with minor children relocation matters That is why relocation matters can be difficult to I want to learn more

Child Custody and Relocation – Question and Answers by Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf

Zoom webinar during Woman’s Month hosted by Advocate Muhammad Abdurof – Child Custody and Relocation Below the video are some of the questions posed by the registrants that were not answered during the webinar held on 21 August 2020 at 11:00, hosted by Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf. Q: The father has only been paying half the maintenance – he was only covering the minor schooling. Now he has decided to study full time and stopped paying the minor school fees. The minors Contract at school has been terminated and is currently not attending school. I am unable to find a school at this time since half the year is gone. I am currently filing a maintenance application. A: We presume that there is no maintenance order in place. If that is the case, approaching the maintenance court is the correct thing to do. It sounds unreasonable for the father to only I want to learn more

Relocate with minor child. Parent Refusing Consent for a Passport

Parent Refusing Relocation, and Passport Application for Minor Child Often times, a parent would want to travel overseas, relocate or emigrate, and take the child with. However, the practical aspects thereof are not that easy. For starters, your child requires a passport. And what does the law say about passports of a minor child? As you would see later, both parents holding parental responsibilities and rights of guardianship should consent to a minor child obtaining a passport. That is a requirement in Law. But let’s say your child already has a passport. Can you still take your minor child out of the country or relocate? Yes, you can, as long as you have the consent of the other parent. This article does not only apply to parents of minor children who are not married to each other or separated. It applies to all parents of children holding parental responsibilities and I want to learn more

Relocation of Minor Children and Passport Consent Issues – Videos by Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf

Relocation of Minor Children and Passport Consent Issues – Videos by Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf If you are a co-holder of parental responsibilities and rights, you should consent to a minor child obtaining a passport and for the minor child to leave the Republic of South Africa. Watch the videos below by Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf dealing with the issues.

What parents need to know should they wish to relocate from South Africa to the United Kingdom, Australia, United States, New Zealand or Canada

What parents need to know should they wish to relocate from South Africa to the United Kingdom, Australia, United States, New Zealand or Canada with their minor child We often receive queries and requests for advice and assistance on issues relating to relocation to another country with a minor child. Related topics relate to the issue of consent for the application for a Passport for a minor child. Sometimes the issue of changing the child’s surname comes into the picture. Of course, if parents are in agreement regarding the issue of relocation and a passport application, all should go well. You may want to see a lawyer to formalise the arrangement to avoid any issues whilst the parent and the child lives abroad. However, if there are potential complications or issues of consent not being forthcoming, then this article would be of assistance. Why relocate, or emigrate from South Africa I want to learn more

The Courts and the Office of the Family Advocate in Relocation of minor children matters

Relocation of minor children with a parent. What does the Courts and Family Advocate look at? Relocating with your minor child where the consent of the other parent is provided is ideal. If consent is not provided, then the Court would need to get involved. This applies to both local (example, provincial relocation) and international (moving abroad). Our High Court often hear applications for relocation of minor children. Sometimes the issues are simple, and other times, less so. However, the ultimate question is whether or not it is in the minor child’s best interest. High Court getting involved in minor children relocation matters In the unreported judgment of CG v NG 2015 JDR 0391 (GJ), the Applicant, being the mother, approached the Gauteng High Court for permission to relocate with her minor children from Gauteng to Cape Town. We shall not deal with the history and all the facts of I want to learn more

Need a legal expert? You’ve come to the right place!

Family Law Attorneys Cape Town Experts: What is a family law Attorney and how can a family Attorney be of help to you? First of all, when dealing with a legal matter such as divorce, child maintenance, child custody etc, it is important to seek the proper legal advice from a professional within the field. A family law Attorney does just that! Our law offices are situated in the heart of the bustling CBD in a central, safe setting for your convenience. Our legal expert has extensive experience in the field of family law which is classified in number of essential aspect: Ante-nuptial Contracts Changing your Matrimonial Property Regime Child Maintenance / Support Child Custody / Visitation / Access Divorce Domestic Violence Parenting Plans If you have a question on any of the topics mentioned in the links above, go ahead and click on it, and post your question. As I want to learn more

How the Children’s Act is relevant to the parenting plan

The parenting plan as an agreement between two parents If you are looking to have a parenting plan professionally drafted with our legal expert at law offices, then you have come to the correct place. Our Lawyer Pty Ltd is in the heart of the CBD, located in a central setting for your conveniences. Enjoy our free Wi-Fi and expert legal advice from the legal expert on board who will be advising you though the process. Parenting Plans As for drafting your parenting plan, we able to tailor your parenting plan according to the unique circumstances in a manner that will benefit both. The aim when drafting a parenting plan is to ensure that the children gets maximum benefit from both parents so that they don’t feel lost in the process of a divorce. Lets face it, divorce is as hard as it is and even more so, when children I want to learn more

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