Child custody legal advice and services
Child custody is a complex legal matter as it involves a number of factors to consider when handling a child custody case. Judging from our years of experience, we found that the parents involved often lose track of the bigger picture while emotions override.
At our law offices, our job is to help parties involved keep a level head form a legal perspective and guide them as to what will be the best way forward. Sometimes a matter has been blown out of proportion while the parties involved often expect us to perform miracles – this is not how it works in the world of law.
We have found that executing our legal expertise can become a very complicated ordeal when there is little co-operation. It is however, essential to highlight that the main responsibility of the family legal expert is to advise and guide you with the best way forward from a legal standpoint.
The Children’s Act 38 of 2005 – child access to grandparents
In doing so, we have constructed a number of family legal articles containing free, expert legal advice. We have used the common issues potential clients come to us with, as a guide as to what address in these articles. For instance, we had a legal a matter in which the grandparents wanted to know what their chances are in gaining custody over their grandchild. The family legal expert then stated the following using the Children’s Act 38 of 2005:
The Children’s Act 38 of 2005
The Children’s Act is the main piece of legislation dealing with matters concerning children. Section 2 of the Children’s Act deals with its objective. Reading it would give you some type of understanding regarding the Act. It is quoted as follows:
“2 Objects of Act
The objects of this Act are-
(a) to promote the preservation and strengthening of families;
(b) to give effect to the following constitutional rights of children, namely-
(i) family care or parental care or appropriate alternative care when removed from the family environment;
(ii) social services;
(iii) protection from maltreatment, neglect, abuse or degradation; and
(iv) that the best interests of a child are of paramount importance in every matter concerning the child;
(c) to give effect to the Republic’s obligations concerning the well-being of children in terms of international instruments binding on the Republic;
(d) to make provision for structures, services and means for promoting and monitoring the sound physical, psychological, intellectual, emotional and social development of children;
(e) to strengthen and develop community structures which can assist in providing care and protection for children;
(f) to protect children from discrimination, exploitation and any other physical, emotional or moral harm or hazards;
(g) to provide care and protection to children who are in need of care and protection;
(h) to recognise the special needs that children with disabilities may have; and
(i) generally, to promote the protection, development and well-being of children.”
As you can see, the Children’s Act’s object is very extensive, focused solely in the interests of the child. Now let us look at what does it say about the best interests of a child.
For more information on this article, see Our only daughter is deceased. Can the Court give us sole custody and guardianship over our only grandchild, even if the father is still alive? What does the law say?
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Grounds for full custody – child access, child maintenance and divorce
When it comes to child custody grounds, there are different variables at play. Most times, if the one parent happens to be unstable, the grounds for custody will lean more strongly towards the other parent, understandably so.
Enjoy some of our free, expert legal advice articles below which could be of help for your when it comes to child custody legal matters. Call our law offices on 021 424 3487 and have an appointment made online for you by our friendly receptionist today!
Legal advice articles – child custody, parenting plans and divorce
The articles below have been well crafted by the legal expert himself for your convenience:
- The Law Regarding Children – The Children’s Act 38 of 2005
- Child born out of wedlock: Mother will not consent to her surname change and to be registered as her biological father. What can I do?
- How do I get full custody over my child?
- Parental Child Abuse in Custody Cases
- Relocate with minor child. Parent Refusing Consent for a Passport
- Father being refused contact to his child! What are his rights as a Father?
- Father’s Parental Responsibilities and Rights to his Child
- Urgent Access to your Children without a Lawyer
- Parenting Plans and the Law
- What happens in a custody dispute where one parent is mentally ill?
- How to win your child custody and access court case – Tips and Tricks
Do feel free to visit our frequently asked questions page on child custody in which you can gain some clarity on the matter.
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