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Parenting Plans- Co-Parenting- Cape Town

What is a parenting plan? A parenting plan is a written document that outlines the duties and responsibilities of parents after a divorce. A well-drafted plan will reflect the best interests of the child. Visit schedules, visitation rights and custody rights forms the foundation of a parenting plan. A parenting Continue Reading

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Out of Community of Property with the inclusion of the Accrual Regime

Various Matrimonial Property Regimes focusing on the Accrual System Getting married is a legal act. With it comes certain responsibilities and rights. For example, you have a legal obligation to maintain your spouse. You cannot marry anyone else, and furthermore, your spouse can inherit from you interstate. Depending on the Continue Reading

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Can a step-parent legally adopt their step-child? What are the rights of the biological parents after the adoption took place?

What are the legal implications of a step-parent adopting a child in South Africa? Is it possible and  what are the rights of the biological parents? It often happens that a couple marries and there are step-children involved. A spouse would therefore have a child from a previous relationship. The 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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How do I get full custody over my child? Cape Town South Africa

How do I obtain contact, custody or visitation to my child? I need some advice and assistance. Issues of child custody, visitation or guardianship rights are usually difficult for parents to deal with. Parents have an inherent right and duty to form part of their child’s lives. Here we refer Continue Reading

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Child born out of wedlock: Mother will not consent to her surname change and to be registered as her biological father. What can I do?

My Child was born out of wedlock: Her mother will not consent to her surname change and for me to be registered as her biological father. What can I do? It often happens that a child is registered at the Department of Home Affairs with the mother’s surname, and later Continue Reading

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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. During the festive season, school is out and the holidays are here. This is a time of year when children get a break from the long school hours, Continue Reading

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I want to relocate with my minor child. What do I need to know with regard to the law?

Relocation with your minor child from South Africa – What are my rights? In today’s modern times, many people decide to leave South Africa and seek employment overseas or in a nearby country. The reason for that could be many. But usually, it’s because they feel they can earn much Continue Reading

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Consent for minor child for relocation and passport application

I intend to leave South Africa and relocate with my minor child of the National Lockdown. What do I need to be aware of? Have a look at the checklist below. With Covid-19 and the National Lockdown in South Africa, many things have changed. People re-looked their lives and started Continue Reading

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Webinar – Gender Based Violence in South Africa GBV – What are your legal remedies?

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in South Africa –  What are your legal remedies? – Video of Webinar that took place 28 August 2020 and hosted by Adv. Muhammad Abduroaf Gender-Based Violence is a real and serious problem in South Africa. A lot has been written on the topic, and the problem Continue Reading

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