Co-parenting during the South African National Lockdown period – What does the law say? – The good and the abuse

“The child must remain in the custody of the parent with whom the child was with, when lockdown period started” – Directive 6(m)(ii) in terms of the Regulations [30 March 2020] South Africa is in a state of a national lockdown. Our borders are closed, the economy is standing still Continue Reading

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Digitalising the Maintenance Court in South Africa – Going Online

Digitalising the Maintenance Courts – Going Online Should the maintenance system be digitalised in South Africa? In other words, should you be able to apply for child maintenance online, or be informed of hearing dates and so on through digital means? See what the panel has to say. Host: Felicity Continue Reading

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Parental responsibilities and care during the coronavirus lockdown in South Africa – The uncertain questions that cannot and should not be answered today

  Update: 28 March 2020 The Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu during an inter-ministerial briefing on Saturday 28 March 2020 stated that the movement of children between their “co-holders is prohibited. What separated and divorced parents should think about prior to the coronavirus lockdown With the world working towards Continue Reading

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What parents need to know should they wish to relocate from South Africa to the United Kingdom, Australia, United States, New Zealand or Canada

What parents need to know should they wish to relocate from South Africa to the United Kingdom, Australia, United States, New Zealand or Canada with their minor child We often receive queries and requests for advice and assistance on issues relating to relocation to another country with a minor child. Continue Reading

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Parental Alienation in the situation of a divorce or separation – What can a parent do?

Parental Alienation in the situation of a divorce or separation – What can a parent do? Family law becomes challenging when there are children in the equation. If a couple who were not married, broke up, there is not much to squabble about afterward if there were no kids. The Continue Reading

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Advocate of the High Court of South Africa – Eastern Cape, Free State, Guateng, KwaZulu-Natal

Advocate of the High Court of South Africa – The Advocate’s Profession in South Africa   Let us ask advocate Muhammad Abduroaf a few questions South African law has recently changed when it comes to advocates. Now it is possible for advocates to obtain trust accounts which were impossible in Continue Reading

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How to find the right lawyer for your case. Costs, experience, and your preference.

Factors to consider when searching for child custody, divorce or child maintenance lawyers? Not all lawyers are the same. Just as not all doctors are the same. You won’t go to a medical doctor who is a foot specialist (podiatrist) if you have a skin problem. For that, you will Continue Reading

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What to know when wanting to appeal a High Court Judgment?

What to know when wanting to appeal a High Court Judgment? Everyone has a right to take a matter to a court of law. At the same time, everyone has a right to challenge a decision of a judicial officer. We all make mistakes and a judicial officer is no 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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I am not happy with the Maintenance Order granted by the Maintenance Court. Can I Appeal a Maintenance Judgment?

What do I do if I am not happy with the maintenance court judgment? Is it possible to appeal it? If yes, what are the steps and laws involved?   Child maintenance or child support is the right of every child. It is not only a legal right, but a Continue Reading

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