Maintenance Defaulters – Cape Town

Failure to comply with a maintenance order First of all, what is a maintenance order? A maintenance order is a direct instruction from the court to the parent, to pay child maintenance/child support. Maintenance defaulters very seriously and therefore, failure to comply with the order is classified as a criminal charge. This implies that the order is legally enforceable – in other words, the court can, and will intervene. The defaulting parent can therefore lay a criminal charge at the court after they have applied for a maintenance order at the Magistrates Court. Maintenance Court Procedure Every local area will have its own magistrate’s court which is also a maintenance court that deal with maintenance legal matters. You may visit your closest magistrate’s court in which the maintenance officer will advise you as to what to bring along. When trying to claim for maintenance or apply for an order, you I want to learn more

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