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Increase in complaints regarding non-compliance, and an inability to pay child support during the National Lockdown.

I cannot afford to pay child maintenance during the Lockdown. What can I do? The other parent of my child has not paid any maintenance since before the lockdown. What should I do?   We are now on day 19 of the National Lockdown. Many expected the lockdown to endure Continue Reading

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Get the best out of your pending divorce case – Tips and Tricks for divorcing couples.

Divorces – Is it possible to increase my chances of getting a fair outcome? Here are some Tips and Tricks to assist you. Divorce cases can be straightforward or riddled with issues. Not only legal issues but also emotional issues, especially when there are children involved. What about the proprietary Continue Reading

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Basic Divorce Guide in South Africa – Summons, Pleas, Discovery and Trial

Basic Divorce Guide for all courts in South Africa Supplied by Adv. Muhammad Abduroaf (LL.B LL.M) (Advocate of the High Court of South Africa) Legal Advice regarding divorces If you want to get divorced from your spouse, I strongly advise that your approach a legal practitioner, or an attorney to 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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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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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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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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