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 the rights of unmarried fathers? Do I as a father of a child born out of wedlock have rights? Do I as a father of a child born in terms of a religious marriage have rights? Parents who are involved in disputes regarding their children should educate themselves on the provisions of the Children’s Act. Challenges for unmarried fathers In our view, unmarried fathers almost always experienced difficulties regarding access to their children if they were separated from their mother. What is even worse, is if a couple was married in terms of religion or custom, and not civilly (e.g. I want to learn more

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 Africa’s lockdown would be on Level 4, one level down from when it started. The new regulations bring challenging changes regarding the movement of children between parents. For example, the provision of applying for a Magistrate’s permit. Therefore, some of the new regulations are welcomed by us, and others not. The regulations are further below. Click here to read an article regarding the previous regulations on the movement of children. Summary of the recent regulations that will come in effect tomorrow 1 May 2020: Local movement of children during the lockdown Movement of Children may only take place in the I want to learn more

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