Child Maintenance Advice – Cape Town

Maintenance Court Cape Town There are number of child maintenance courts in your local area in Cape Town. Below are local maintenance courts that could be close to your area: Athlone Maintenance Court Mitchell’s Plain Maintenance Court Wynberg Maintenance Court To claim child maintenance/child support, you should visit your closest maintenance court in your area. Maintenance Court Procedure Find out where about is the closest magistrates’ court in your area and pay them a visit. When visiting the Maintenance Court, bring along the necessary documents such as: Birth certificate of your child/children. Your identity document. Proof of residence. A divorce settlement. Proof of your monthly income and expenses. The personal details of the parent required to pay maintenance such as their name, surname physical and work address. Copy of your bank statement. In attempt to claim maintenance, you will have to fill in a detailed form stipulated by the Magistrate’s I want to learn more

Parenting plan and the Children’s Act

Parenting plan in terms of the Children’s Act A parenting plan becomes relevant when parents cannot reach an agreement on how they should be splitting their responsibilities towards their child/children. However, the High Court prefers having parents trying to establish a common ground first through mediation services or mutual understanding before resorting to the court. The aim of mediation is to try and settle a dispute out of court and help the two parties establish an understanding regarding their children. In terms of the Children’s Act; it is aimed at preserving the child’s best interests and not that of the parent’s. It therefore encourages parents to fulfill their duties and responsibilities towards their children even after divorce. For more on professional legal drafting on parenting plans, call our law offices for an online appointment for a professional legal consultation today. How to draft a parenting plan Drafting a parenting plan I want to learn more

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