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eNCA interview with Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf on Child Maintenance during the Lockdown

Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf being interviewed by eNCA on 18 May 2020 talking about child maintenance issues during the lockdown Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf highlights the importance of parents paying child maintenance during the lockdown and what parent can do should they be unable to pay it. Click below to view the Continue Reading

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Fathers rights and the issue of them having full custody over their children

Is it possible for an unmarried father to obtain full custody of a 10-year-old child and not the mother? – A simplified family lawyer’s perspective. By Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf There is a common misconception that if a child was born out of wedlock; only the mother can be the primary Continue Reading

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The Online Divorce – I want to get divorced now, but I want to do it online. Is it at all possible?

Can technology be used to have me divorced online? I do not want to go to court or see my spouse again. Is an online divorce possible? When a marriage breaks down, people naturally would want information on the topic of divorces and the legal process. For this, they usually Continue Reading

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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 Continue Reading

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Parental Rights of Divorced Muslim parents after a Talaq or Faskh

Parental Rights of Divorced Muslim parents who were only married in terms of Muslim Rights (Updated) When Muslim parents divorce, either via a Talak or Faskh, there remains the unresolved issue of their respective parental rights and responsibilities to their children. In other words, with whom should the child reside, Continue Reading

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I feel that the High Court granted an unfair child custody order. Is there anything I can do to challenge the Court’s decision?

Can a parent appeal a child custody order granted by the High Court or Children’s Court? In resolving disputes regarding child custody or guardianship (parental rights and responsibilities) matters, a court will usually be approached. The court is also the upper guardian of all minor children within its area of Continue Reading

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10 questions parents usually ask Our Lawyer when it comes to custody and care issues regarding their minor children

Frequently asked questions when it comes to parental responsibilities and rights of parents having issues or difficulties in co-caring for their children. As things evolve, so does the legal question surrounding child custody, contact and care. For example, not too long ago, children were generally seen as best being cared Continue Reading

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Negative emotions and lack of self-belief can affect the outcome of your family legal matter – Fight for your rights without fear

Most family law matters come with heightened emotions and stress. It, however, does not always have to be that way. Staying focused and rational is important to get the best results. Many legal practitioners will tell you, the one aspect of family law, that differentiates it from other branches of Continue Reading

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Child Maintenance Applications, investigation, preparation and enquiries – What you need to know, and more

Child Maintenance Applications, investigation, preparation and enquiries – What you need to know, and more. Everything you need to know when making a maintenance application at the maintenance court. This includes the filing of the complaint, up until the formal enquiry before a magistrate. The internet is well-stocked with information Continue Reading

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