Uncontested or Friendly Divorces: What do you need to know?

Uncontested or friendly Divorce: What procedure to be followed on the divorce court day? By Advocate Megan Naidu This article provides information about the procedure to be followed for an uncontested divorce when making use of an Advocate at Court. An uncontested or friendly divorce is where both the husband Continue Reading

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Grandparents may be ordered to pay child support for their grandchildren

Grandparents may be ordered to pay child support if the father refuses or cannot afford to do so. “DID YOU KNOW: Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf was the advocate who won a ground-breaking case for his client? Because of this case, it is now possible to claim maintenance from paternal grandparents of 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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Successful Child Maintenance Appeal before the Full Bench Argued by Adv M Abduroaf

There is a Legal Responsibility on the Maintenance Magistrate and Maintenance Officer to actively partake and ensure that all relevant information is before the Court in a Maintenance Enquiry. On 16 May 2019, Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf flew up from Cape Town to Port Elisabeth to argue a Child Maintenance Appeal. Continue Reading

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5 things everyone should know prior to engaging in litigation in South Africa

Are you intending on taking someone to court? Have you been sued? Do you require some basic advice on litigation from an experienced advocate? If you answered yes once, this article is for you. Picture outside the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town We asked Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf to provide Continue Reading

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Over 3000 legal questions and answers on Our Lawyer’s Website

Our Lawyer’s website has over 3000, yes three thousand legal advice questions and answers. No wonder this website keeps appearing when searching for family law and related matters. If you have not browsed through this website before; now is the time. You will find useful information and relevant articles. These Continue Reading

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5 vital things all parents going through a divorce or separation should know

Child custody, guardianship and visitation (parental responsibilities and rights) – What do I need to know should I be going through a divorce or separation? Although it is not ideal, it often happens that parents divorce or break up. Their romantic or spousal relationship may have come to an end, Continue Reading

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What often happens is a Court would order that one parent has primary care over a minor child, but that specific parent does not take on that responsibility. I

The Court Order says my minor child’s mother has custody, but my daughter primarily lived with me since she was a toddler. What can I do to legalise the situation? The mother is now demanding that the order now be followed – 5 years later. At the time of a Continue Reading

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The prohibition of wearing headscarves for females at work and places of learning despite religious convictions and the Supreme Law of the Republic of South Africa – The Constitution. 

The prohibition of wearing headscarves for females at work and places of learning despite religious convictions and the Supreme Law of the Republic of South Africa – The Constitution. What practical use is the fundamental right to freedom, when you are not free to be free? What practical use is Continue Reading

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Frequently asked questions regarding relocation and consent when it comes to minor children

Frequently asked questions regarding relocation and consent when it comes to minor children Relocation – Are you planning on relocating to another country or moving to a different province within South Africa with your minor child? Are you concerned about the issue of consent from the other parent? Below are Continue Reading

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