Child Maintenance Advice – Cape Town

Maintenance Court Cape Town

There are number of child maintenance courts in your local area in Cape Town.

Below are local maintenance courts that could be close to your area:

  • Athlone Maintenance Court
  • Mitchell’s Plain Maintenance Court
  • Wynberg Maintenance Court
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To claim child maintenance/child support, you should visit your closest maintenance court in your area.

Maintenance Court Procedure

Find out where about is the closest magistrates’ court in your area and pay them a visit. When visiting the Maintenance Court, bring along the necessary documents such as:

  • Birth certificate of your child/children.
  • Your identity document.
  • Proof of residence.
  • A divorce settlement.
  • Proof of your monthly income and expenses.
  • The personal details of the parent required to pay maintenance such as their name, surname physical and work address.
  • Copy of your bank statement.
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In attempt to claim maintenance, you will have to fill in a detailed form stipulated by the Magistrate’s Court. This form shall request all details regarding your income and expenses. Lighter expenses such as entertainment and pocket money are also included. Expenses of parents and the child are however, listed separately.

The court however, will take a number of factors into consideration when stipulating the amount of maintenance that should be paid. Both parent’s income will be analysed and the court’s decision will be based accordingly.

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26 thoughts on “Child Maintenance Advice – Cape Town

  1. Good day. My child’s father took me to court last year out of nowhere for visitation rights after we haven’t heard from him for months. At court I gave him his full rights, which was my decision for him to have her every second weekend, every second public holiday and half of the school holidays. It was also agreed that he buys toiletries, I will purchase groceries and we will go half on aftercare fees and I will drop her and fetch her at aftercare. He offered to put her on his medical aid, and all of this is on black and white from the court as we both agreed. But now he wants to take her when he feels like, pay when he feels like, then you don’t hear from him, he vanishes and this is causing a lot of inconveniences for me, not only financially. I decided to register her on a medical aid myself and asked him to pay half, only R200. He still hasn’t paid a cent. In the beginning when he didn’t bring his part I left him because I know he had to adjust financially. But I can’t keep being okay with all the inconveniences because his the one that took me to court because he wanted to be in his child’s life.

  2. Good day can i go for an increase by child maintenance as my childs father has been paying R800 since he was born he is 6years old now

  3. Hi i hope you can help me last year December 2023 my daughter finished her matric and turned 18 in that month and she is waiting for her matric results and her Farther told he is no longer paying R1000 maintenance from today he will pay again when she go to college.My salary R 4300 is not money.

  4. I pay for my two kids school fees,school clothes,winter and summer clothes,all luxuries,toys ect.my ex wife currently does not pay anything towards the kids,yet she take me to maintanans court for more money,she has an expensive life style,that developed after we divorce,I have loads of dept the is lacking behind due to using my accounts for food stuff,she works and earn a very good salary,I do not understand that,my ex cheated on me in our marriage,now I must pay up,not fair

  5. good day sitting with a big issue my child maintenance being paid through bellville court …garnished from the dad every 25th of each month but then to only receive it the next month by 10th usually but its gone to 20th now how to go about if you call no answer phone just ringing …if you get there which you must borrow money to get to bellville just to be told arrogantly by the ladies working there yes there is money but must still be paid and that they work in batches how a month ….please i need answers

  6. I am 22 years old and a full-time student at UWC, i want to know if i can apply for child maintenance from my father who has stopped paying child support for me when i was very young? And is there a way for me to apply for back child support for all the unpaid years?

    1. Good day

      Yes, you can apply for a maintenance order. The court would advise you on whether you speficially can claim for when you were young.

  7. I want to visit maintenency court but I don’t know where his working is it possible for the court to find out for me?

  8. Hi good day I have been going to court for the past 2 years and nothing has happen no father show up nothing… Mitchell plain Court has close my case and said they will call me if they catch the father but I’m still waiting what to do now

  9. Can I claim for maintenance seeing that my son’s fathers is only giving half of the nanny fee which is R300 an only buying every second week a pkt of kiembies an a small box of milk?

    I need to know asap please

  10. Can I apply for maintenance for a stepson I raised since 3 months after his father divorced me 2 years ago ,child don’t want to live with his own mother or father ,he is now 13 years old

    1. Good day

      We advise you to approach the maintenance court ASAP. Usually, parents must claim, but if you explain your case, they should assist you.

  11. Can a mother increase a maintenance order for 2 children from her ex and demand that he pays more (even if he cannot afford it) if her new husband does not have an income and she has to cover all costs now directly from her salary?

    1. She can ask, but it does not mean one must agree. If she took him to the maintenance court, the court would determine whether her request is fair. If not, they won’t approve it.

  12. My daughter have been going to court two months for child maintenance court and staying out of work and not get paid for that day and every time the father of the child don’t appear, but the last time they found out from the sheriff of the court never handed him the papers. Now how does she found out before she goes to court that he will be there and don’t go for nothing and waste a day in court?
    She has another date for next week.

  13. Good day, i would like to know how do i go about to get the mother of my child to pay 50% of my child school fees, travel and other expenses? as its taking a financial toll on me as im struggling to pay my debt, and to maintain a healthy credit rating and to save money. We are both employed.

    Your advice and a positief solutions will be highly appreciated.

    Mr Andrew Stoffberg

    1. Good day

      The way forward is to approach the maintenance court in your area. The Court would call you both in and make a fair decision as to what she must pay.

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