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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The movement of children during the lockdown – All you need to know

History of the law of exercising contact and care rights of parents during the lockdown in South Africa – The rollercoaster ride for parents and lawyers The national lockdown not only affected our movement by keeping us in our homes. It also affected our relationships with people important and dearest Continue Reading

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The Magistrate’s Permit – 3 steps to obtain your permit to collect your child during lockdown

The Magistrate’s Permit – Movement of Children during the Lockdown View the new regulations on Movement of children during the Lockdown (Regulation 17) Download this flyer by clicking here. Feel free to share it. In order to move children between homes, you require the following: 1. Court Order; or 2. Continue Reading

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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 Continue Reading

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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 Continue Reading

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Divorces in South Africa – A simple guide to understanding how the legal system on divorces works

How does one get divorced in South Africa? Adv. Muhammad Abduroaf unpacks the legal process in a simplified manner. Written by Adv. Muhammad Abduroaf – LL.B LL.M Advocate of the High Court of South Africa Legal Advice on getting divorced If you want to get divorced from your spouse, I Continue Reading

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How to make a Domestic Violence Application

ABC guide on how to obtain a Protection Order The Steps to follow The steps to follow to obtain a Protection Order in domestic violence situations are regulated by the Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 (hereafter referred to as the act). I strongly suggest that you consult an attorney, 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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Latest Regulations: No Court order, registered agreement or parenting plan is required for the movement of children during the lockdown – 16 April 2020

Latest regulations regarding the movement of children between co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights or a caregiver. Essentially, all children can move, with specific requirements to be in place – 16 April 2020 On 16 April 2020, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma made Continue Reading

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