What all separated parents should know prior to the holiday season.

What all separated parents should know before the holiday season. Use this legal advice to ensure that the holidays go by smoothly. School is out and the holidays are here. This is a time of year when children get a break from the long school hours, early mornings, homework and Continue Reading

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Child Custody and the Children’s Act. Know your parental rights

THE CHILDREN’S ACT The Children’s Act, 38 of 2005 regulates how persons acquire parental responsibilities and rights over a child. For example, a biological mother whether she is married or unmarried automatically acquires full parental responsibilities and rights. However, unmarried fathers do not. This article is intended to show you Continue Reading

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International Child Support Day 2019 – Set-up your free Consultation

Our Lawyer (Pty) Ltd supports International Child Support Day 2019 10 December 2019, marks International Child Support Day. It is an initiative coined by Child Maintenance Difficulties in South Africa. Child Maintenance Difficulties in South Africa is headed and steered by an inspirational woman, Felicity An Guest. Click on this Continue Reading

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Felicity An Guest – A mother, a fighter and our child activist

MEET THE GAME CHANGER, FELICITY AN GUEST By Adv. Megan Naidu Today, I had the extreme pleasure of meeting with Ms Felicity An Guest. A woman who is paving the way forward for many single parents out there. She is on a remarkable journey and her story is one that Continue Reading

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Uncontested or Friendly Divorces: What do you need to know?

Uncontested or friendly Divorce: What procedure to be followed on the divorce court day? By Advocate Megan Naidu This article provides information about the procedure to be followed for an uncontested divorce when making use of an Advocate at Court. An uncontested or friendly divorce is where both the husband Continue Reading

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Child Maintenance obligations – Ducking and diving – Maintenance Defaulters beware!

Maintenance Defaulters, come out of hiding and watch out. By Advocate Megan Naidu Maintenance is the obligation to provide another person, for example, a minor, with food, housing clothing, medical care, and education or with the means that are necessary for providing the person with these essentials. All parents have Continue Reading

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Grandparents may be ordered to pay child support for their grandchildren

Grandparents may be ordered to pay child support if the father refuses or cannot afford to do so. “DID YOU KNOW: Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf was the advocate who won a ground-breaking case for his client? Because of this case, it is now possible to claim maintenance from paternal grandparents of Continue Reading

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Children born out of wedlock now have the same rights as children born to married couples

Children born out of wedlock now have the same rights as children born to married couples The case below was successfully argued by Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf. Because of this case, a mother can now claim child maintenance from paternal grandparents of children born out of wedlock. The case can be Continue Reading

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The father does not want to consent to a passport and the Relocation from South Africa with my minor child. What are my rights?

Relocating from South Africa with your child – When do you need consent from the father? Relocation – If you were born and raised in South Africa, it does not mean that you have to live there for the rest of your life. There are opportunities elsewhere in the world Continue Reading

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Successful Child Maintenance Appeal before the Full Bench Argued by Adv M Abduroaf

There is a Legal Responsibility on the Maintenance Magistrate and Maintenance Officer to actively partake and ensure that all relevant information is before the Court in a Maintenance Enquiry. On 16 May 2019, Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf flew up from Cape Town to Port Elisabeth to argue a Child Maintenance Appeal. Continue Reading

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