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Have child custody disputes increased during the National Lockdown? Or has things gotten better?

Child custody disputes during the Covid-19 pandemic and the Lockdown – What impact did the National Lockdown have on it? With three months into the national lockdown, no one will dispute that it had a profound effect on all aspects of daily life. The same would apply to marriages, family 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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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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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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A common question from unmarried fathers: Is it possible for an unmarried father in South Africa to obtain full custody of a 10-year-old child? – An advocate’s perspective

The plight and fight of unmarried fathers in obtaining primary care (custody) of their children in South Africa. Can the battle be won, and what are their rights? By Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf (LL.B LL.M) There is a common misconception that if a child was born out of wedlock, only the Continue Reading

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What are the rights of unmarried mothers and fathers wanting to travel overseas with their minor child if consent is refused?

I am an unmarried mother. I want to take my child with me on a holiday overseas, but the biological father of my child does not want to give consent and co-operate. What are my, and our child’s rights for a passport and to visit the United Kingdom? South Africa Continue Reading

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TAKE NOTE! There is NO Child Maintenance Payment Holiday during the National Lockdown Period!

There is NO Child Maintenance Payment Holiday during the National Lockdown Period! If the other parent is refusing to pay child support during the National Lockdown period – what can you do?   South Africa is now in a state of National Lockdown. As things stand at present, children are Continue Reading

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

Updated: 16 April 2020 New regulations have been issued on 16 April 2020. Click on the link below: The material change is that you do not have to have a court order or a parental responsibilities and rights agreement or parenting plan, registered with the family advocate. Possession of a Continue Reading

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