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Child Maintenance – Articles and Posts

Child Maintenance Articles and Posts

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Child Maintenance / Support Questions and Answers Our Lawyer (Pty) Ltd introduced this Child Maintenance / Support Questions and Answers page for you to post questions you may have on the topic. For example, if you want to know how much child maintenance to claim, pose a question with some background facts. At the same time, should you be able to assist others who posted questions below, requiring some advice on Child Maintenance / Support, please proceed and reply to their comments. In that manner, we would all be able to assist each other and increase our online knowledge base. Therefore, although we a are legal consultancy, specialising in family law, you may have problems or experiences that we have not encountered. Let us share in our knowledge of Child Maintenance / Support. Want to know more about Rule 43 Applications in the High Court and Rule 58 Applications in the Magistrates' Court? Click here. Other family law resources on this website There are various other family law resources on this website that you may find useful. For example, there is a downloadable child maintenance calculator. The resources may assist you with whatever questions you have, or information you require ...

Secunda Child Maintenance Application – Senior Family Law Advocate Advice – Tips and Tricks

Top tips and tricks from a Senior Family Law Advocate on claiming maintenance for a five-year-old child in Secunda. Child Maintenance is the right of the child, and not that of the parent. It is also not a privilege granted to parents who must pay it. It is their duty to pay child maintenance and support their children. Once the child is self-supporting (being able to care for him or herself), the obligation falls away. This can happen when the child is 18, 20, or even 30. It all depends on the circumstances of the case. Claiming child maintenance for your child in Secunda Whether you claim child maintenance in Secunda, or any other city in South Africa, the procedures would be the same. There are however two (2) courts that can deal with child maintenance matters. That is a divorce court, in a divorce matter, and a Child Maintenance Court. For this article, we will focus on claiming maintenance in a Maintenance Court matter in Secunda. The maintenance scenario – Secunda South Africa In this article, we will deal with the following fictitious scenario, in a child maintenance matter: The Child is seven years old and attends school in ...

Digitalising the Maintenance Court in South Africa – Going Online

Digitalising the Maintenance Courts - Going Online Should the maintenance system be digitalised in South Africa? In other words, should you be able to apply for child maintenance online, or be informed of hearing dates and so on through digital means? See what the panel has to say. Host: Felicity An Guest (Child Maintenance Difficulties SA) Panel: Muhammad Abduroaf (Advocate) – www.ourlawyer.co.za Lenina Rassool Writer, Journalist, Editor Producer: The Womxn Show Tel: 064 46O 4O99 Email: [email protected] Panel: Ayesha Karim (Attorney) - Director at Ayesha Karim Attorneys - Durban (KZN) [email protected] Farhana Ismail - Attorney, JHB ...
Amendments to the Maintenance Act – Final Changes that took place in 2018 – Know your rights

Amendments to the Maintenance Act – Changes that took place in 2018 – Know your rights

Amendments to the Maintenance Act – Final Changes that took place in 2018 – Know your rights Parents have a legal obligation to maintain their children. The same applies to spouses who have to maintain each other, and so on. This obligation should be exercised naturally. In other words, even if a parent did not know of the law enforcing child support, he or she should have a natural inclination to do so. Unfortunately, the true reality is that it is not the case. Countless parents are taken to the maintenance court every year due to not supporting, or inadequately supporting their children. And to be fair, there are parents who abuse the maintenance process who takes the parent to court who is already adequately contributing. Now, for the maintenance enforcement process to function, working mechanisms need to be in place. This is where the Maintenance Act 99 of 1998, and the Maintenance Amendment Act, 9 of 2015 come into play. Read on to learn more. The Maintenance Act 99 of 1998 Since or about 1998, the Maintenance Act 99 of 1998 was the main piece of legislation that was used for parents to obtain maintenance for their children. Other ...

Randburg Child Maintenance Application – Senior Family Law Advocate Advice – Tips and Tricks

Top tips and tricks from a Senior Family Law Advocate on claiming maintenance for a five-year-old child in Randburg. Child Maintenance is the right of the child, and not that of the parent. It is also not a privilege granted to parents who must pay it. It is their duty to pay child maintenance and support their children. Once the child is self-supporting (being able to care for him or herself), the obligation falls away. This can happen when the child is 18, 20, or even 30. It all depends on the circumstances of the case. Claiming child maintenance for your child in Randburg Whether you claim child maintenance in Randburg, or any other city in South Africa, the procedures would be the same. There are however two (2) courts that can deal with child maintenance matters. That is a divorce court, in a divorce matter, and a Child Maintenance Court. For this article, we will focus on claiming maintenance in a Maintenance Court matter in Randburg. The maintenance scenario – Randburg South Africa In this article, we will deal with the following fictitious scenario, in a child maintenance matter: The Child is seven years old and attends school in ...

Phuthaditjhaba Child Maintenance Application – Senior Family Law Advocate Advice – Tips and Tricks

Top tips and tricks from a Senior Family Law Advocate on claiming maintenance for a five-year-old child in Phuthaditjhaba. Child Maintenance is the right of the child, and not that of the parent. It is also not a privilege granted to parents who must pay it. It is their duty to pay child maintenance and support their children. Once the child is self-supporting (being able to care for him or herself), the obligation falls away. This can happen when the child is 18, 20, or even 30. It all depends on the circumstances of the case. Claiming child maintenance for your child in Phuthaditjhaba Whether you claim child maintenance in Phuthaditjhaba, or any other city in South Africa, the procedures would be the same. There are however two (2) courts that can deal with child maintenance matters. That is a divorce court, in a divorce matter, and a Child Maintenance Court. For this article, we will focus on claiming maintenance in a Maintenance Court matter in Phuthaditjhaba. The maintenance scenario – Phuthaditjhaba South Africa In this article, we will deal with the following fictitious scenario, in a child maintenance matter: The Child is seven years old and attends school in ...

What is the procedure to dispute child maintenance because I am not happy with the maintenance officer’s ruling

Questions posed when registering on www.ourlawyer.co.za/live Question 1: Gauteng What is the procedure to dispute child maintenance because I am not happy with the maintenance officer's ruling I want to take the matter back to court for formal enquiry in front of the magistrate? I have 3 minor kids aged 118 & 6. I have a bond paying 6000 - the officer said I can't claim for accommodation which I was not happy with because we are not staying for free. Grocery of R3200 electricity R900 municipal water rates and taxes R1200. Domestic Worker 2500 school fees R3030 school transport R1800 medical aid 3060 uniform clothes twice a year. Stationery. House maintenance household expenditure. I want to dispute the order because the officer was baised. The officer told me that I can't claim for accommodation because its my bond so it's my problem. The officer said the domestic Worker work at my house. Worst part none of our documents were scrutinised. I felt so frustrated angry and helpless. The officer decided that the father will pay for school fees school transport stationery school uniform and clothes twice a year. I am still doing more and I am earning way less ...

Springs Child Maintenance Application – Senior Family Law Advocate Advice – Tips and Tricks

Top tips and tricks from a Senior Family Law Advocate on claiming maintenance for a five-year-old child in Springs. Child Maintenance is the right of the child, and not that of the parent. It is also not a privilege granted to parents who must pay it. It is their duty to pay child maintenance and support their children. Once the child is self-supporting (being able to care for him or herself), the obligation falls away. This can happen when the child is 18, 20, or even 30. It all depends on the circumstances of the case. Claiming child maintenance for your child in Springs Whether you claim child maintenance in Springs, or any other city in South Africa, the procedures would be the same. There are however two (2) courts that can deal with child maintenance matters. That is a divorce court, in a divorce matter, and a Child Maintenance Court. For this article, we will focus on claiming maintenance in a Maintenance Court matter in Springs. The maintenance scenario – Springs South Africa In this article, we will deal with the following fictitious scenario, in a child maintenance matter: The Child is seven years old and attends school in ...

Sasolburg Child Maintenance Application – Senior Family Law Advocate Advice – Tips and Tricks

Top tips and tricks from a Senior Family Law Advocate on claiming maintenance for a five-year-old child in Sasolburg. Child Maintenance is the right of the child, and not that of the parent. It is also not a privilege granted to parents who must pay it. It is their duty to pay child maintenance and support their children. Once the child is self-supporting (being able to care for him or herself), the obligation falls away. This can happen when the child is 18, 20, or even 30. It all depends on the circumstances of the case. Claiming child maintenance for your child in Sasolburg Whether you claim child maintenance in Sasolburg, or any other city in South Africa, the procedures would be the same. There are however two (2) courts that can deal with child maintenance matters. That is a divorce court, in a divorce matter, and a Child Maintenance Court. For this article, we will focus on claiming maintenance in a Maintenance Court matter in Sasolburg. The maintenance scenario – Sasolburg South Africa In this article, we will deal with the following fictitious scenario, in a child maintenance matter: The Child is seven years old and attends school in ...

Umlazi Child Maintenance Application – Senior Family Law Advocate Advice – Tips and Tricks

Top tips and tricks from a Senior Family Law Advocate on claiming maintenance for a five-year-old child in Umlazi. Child Maintenance is the right of the child, and not that of the parent. It is also not a privilege granted to parents who must pay it. It is their duty to pay child maintenance and support their children. Once the child is self-supporting (being able to care for him or herself), the obligation falls away. This can happen when the child is 18, 20, or even 30. It all depends on the circumstances of the case. Claiming child maintenance for your child in Umlazi Whether you claim child maintenance in Umlazi, or any other city in South Africa, the procedures would be the same. There are however two (2) courts that can deal with child maintenance matters. That is a divorce court, in a divorce matter, and a Child Maintenance Court. For this article, we will focus on claiming maintenance in a Maintenance Court matter in Umlazi. The maintenance scenario – Umlazi South Africa In this article, we will deal with the following fictitious scenario, in a child maintenance matter: The Child is seven years old and attends school in ...

Vereeniging Child Maintenance Application – Senior Family Law Advocate Advice – Tips and Tricks

Top tips and tricks from a Senior Family Law Advocate on claiming maintenance for a five-year-old child in Cape Town. Child Maintenance is the right of the child, and not that of the parent. It is also not a privilege granted to parents who must pay it. It is their duty to pay child maintenance and support their children. Once the child is self-supporting (being able to care for him or herself), the obligation falls away. This can happen when the child is 18, 20, or even 30. It all depends on the circumstances of the case. Claiming child maintenance for your child in Cape Town Whether you claim child maintenance in Cape Town, or any other city in South Africa, the procedures would be the same. There are however two (2) courts that can deal with child maintenance matters. That is a divorce court, in a divorce matter, and a Child Maintenance Court. For this article, we will focus on claiming maintenance in a Maintenance Court matter in Cape Town. The maintenance scenario – Cape Town South Africa In this article, we will deal with the following fictitious scenario, in a child maintenance matter: The Child is seven years ...
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Constantia Child Maintenance Application – Senior Family Law Advocate Advice – Tips and Tricks

Top tips and tricks from a Senior Family Law Advocate on claiming maintenance for a five-year-old child in Constantia. Child Maintenance is the right of the child, and not that of the parent. It is also not a privilege granted to parents who must pay it. It is their duty to pay child maintenance and support their children. Once the child is self-supporting (being able to care for him or herself), the obligation falls away. This can happen when the child is 18, 20, or even 30. It all depends on the circumstances of the case. Claiming child maintenance for your child in Constantia Whether you claim child maintenance in Constantia, or any other city in South Africa, the procedures would be the same. There are however two (2) courts that can deal with child maintenance matters. That is a divorce court, in a divorce matter, and a Child Maintenance Court. For this article, we will focus on claiming maintenance in a Maintenance Court matter in Constantia. The maintenance scenario – Constantia South Africa In this article, we will deal with the following fictitious scenario, in a child maintenance matter: The Child is seven years old and attends school in ...

Brakpan Child Maintenance Application – Senior Family Law Advocate Advice – Tips and Tricks

Top tips and tricks from a Senior Family Law Advocate on claiming maintenance for a five-year-old child in Brakpan. Child Maintenance is the right of the child, and not that of the parent. It is also not a privilege granted to parents who must pay it. It is their duty to pay child maintenance and support their children. Once the child is self-supporting (being able to care for him or herself), the obligation falls away. This can happen when the child is 18, 20, or even 30. It all depends on the circumstances of the case. Claiming child maintenance for your child in Brakpan Whether you claim child maintenance in Brakpan, or any other city in South Africa, the procedures would be the same. There are however two (2) courts that can deal with child maintenance matters. That is a divorce court, in a divorce matter, and a Child Maintenance Court. For this article, we will focus on claiming maintenance in a Maintenance Court matter in Brakpan. The maintenance scenario – Brakpan South Africa In this article, we will deal with the following fictitious scenario, in a child maintenance matter: The Child is seven years old and attends school in ...

Worcester Child Maintenance Application – Senior Family Law Advocate Advice – Tips and Tricks

Top tips and tricks from a Senior Family Law Advocate on claiming maintenance for a five-year-old child in Worcester. Child Maintenance is the right of the child, and not that of the parent. It is also not a privilege granted to parents who must pay it. It is their duty to pay child maintenance and support their children. Once the child is self-supporting (being able to care for him or herself), the obligation falls away. This can happen when the child is 18, 20, or even 30. It all depends on the circumstances of the case. Claiming child maintenance for your child in Worcester Whether you claim child maintenance in Worcester, or any other city in South Africa, the procedures would be the same. There are however two (2) courts that can deal with child maintenance matters. That is a divorce court, in a divorce matter, and a Child Maintenance Court. For this article, we will focus on claiming maintenance in a Maintenance Court matter in Worcester. The maintenance scenario – Worcester South Africa In this article, we will deal with the following fictitious scenario, in a child maintenance matter: The Child is seven years old and attends school in ...

Can a father be deprived from seeing his child if he is paying child maintenance?

Father's Rights - Child Custody, Child Maintenance and Divorce Our law offices is a family legal consultancy that deals with family legal matters. We have single fathers walking into our offices on a regular basis, asking about their legal rights regarding their children. It is by no surprise that many mothers deprive the kids from seeing their father – this is sometimes done out of spite. It is however, sad to watch how the children are often used as battle grounds. We have compiled a range of online legal articles that explains the rights of fathers. These online articles contain free, expert legal advice compiled by the legal expert himself: Child custody visitation access- questions and answers Child custody frequently asked questions Father refused contact to his child. What are his rights? Father's parental responsibilities and rights to his child. How do I get full custody over my child? Parental child abuse in custody cases- Cape Town What does it mean when you have primary residential custody? What happens in a case custody dispute when one parent is mentally ill? Feel free to call our law offices on 021 424 3487 today, for an online appointment for a professional legal consultation ...

George Child Maintenance Application – Senior Family Law Advocate Advice – Tips and Tricks

Top tips and tricks from a Senior Family Law Advocate on claiming maintenance for a five-year-old child in George. Child Maintenance is the right of the child, and not that of the parent. It is also not a privilege granted to parents who must pay it. It is their duty to pay child maintenance and support their children. Once the child is self-supporting (being able to care for him or herself), the obligation falls away. This can happen when the child is 18, 20, or even 30. It all depends on the circumstances of the case. Claiming child maintenance for your child in George Whether you claim child maintenance in George, or any other city in South Africa, the procedures would be the same. There are however two (2) courts that can deal with child maintenance matters. That is a divorce court, in a divorce matter, and a Child Maintenance Court. For this article, we will focus on claiming maintenance in a Maintenance Court matter in George. The maintenance scenario – George South Africa In this article, we will deal with the following fictitious scenario, in a child maintenance matter: The Child is seven years old and attends school in ...

Virginia Child Maintenance Application – Senior Family Law Advocate Advice – Tips and Tricks

Top tips and tricks from a Senior Family Law Advocate on claiming maintenance for a five-year-old child in Virginia. Child Maintenance is the right of the child, and not that of the parent. It is also not a privilege granted to parents who must pay it. It is their duty to pay child maintenance and support their children. Once the child is self-supporting (being able to care for him or herself), the obligation falls away. This can happen when the child is 18, 20, or even 30. It all depends on the circumstances of the case. Claiming child maintenance for your child in Virginia Whether you claim child maintenance in Virginia, or any other city in South Africa, the procedures would be the same. There are however two (2) courts that can deal with child maintenance matters. That is a divorce court, in a divorce matter, and a Child Maintenance Court. For this article, we will focus on claiming maintenance in a Maintenance Court matter in Virginia. The maintenance scenario – Virginia South Africa In this article, we will deal with the following fictitious scenario, in a child maintenance matter: The Child is seven years old and attends school in ...
Non-compliance with Maintenance Orders — Civil and Criminal Remedies

Non-compliance with Maintenance Orders — Civil and Criminal Remedies

I have a maintenance order for my children - but the father of my children does not pay. Is this allowed? What can I do? Non-compliance with Maintenance Orders — Civil and Criminal Remedies [Updated on 12 October 2020] Many mothers (and sometimes fathers) go through great lengths to obtain a maintenance order against the other parent. This the mother found necessary as the father either did not want to pay child support at all or not an adequate amount. The mother then had to approach the maintenance court, for assistance. The process could have taken many months and sometimes, over a year to finalise. But now that she has the Order, he still does not pay. Can she do anything? Or does she only have in her possession a useless piece of paper with the word “Order” written on it? Before we tackle the above scenario, this blog post does not only deal with non-compliance with maintenance orders originating in the maintenance court. Most divorce orders made, where there were minor children involved have in it child maintenance provisions. The divorce court (High Court or Family Court) would not divorce the couple unless it is satisfied that the child’s ...
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How do I find the best Child Maintenance Advocate for my case

I require a law firm to assist me in my Child Maintenance matter. What are your contact details? If you require an Advocate Law Firm to assist you in your legal matter, feel free to contact us using the following details: Tel.: 021 111 0090 Email.: [email protected] We service clients throughout South Africa. These include: Cape Town Rustenburg Kimberley East London Nelspruit Polokwane Pietermaritzburg Bloemfontein Port Elizabeth Pretoria Durban Johannesburg ...

Child Maintenance Court Process from Start to finish – Adv. Muhammad Abduroaf

Learn how the Child Maintenance Court Application process works - Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf Watch this 10-minute video where Adv. Muhammad Abduroaf explains how child maintenance applications work. He explains the principles and the legal process. We are certain that you found the above article useful and interesting. Please consider sharing it on the share buttons below. They include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Gmail and more. Someone may find it useful as well. Should you require business advice or services, feel free to click on these links: Business SA | Private Legal | Envirolaws ...

 

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12 thoughts on “Child Maintenance – Articles and Posts

  1. Hi there

    I want to know about appealing maintenance order. The curt has defaulted in payment of future maintenance for more than 3 mnths. I wawant to take the men to the Trust cause court system is causing us grief.

    1. Good day
      we advise you approach an attorney ASAP with regard to appealing the maintenance order. There are timelines and processes that must be followed.

  2. good day

    got divorced 3 weeks back and served with a mantanance summoned and i was mantainaning my child what will happen in court beacause the mother of the child work also

  3. Hi there. I am immagrating to the UK from SA. I’m divorce and have a 15 year old son. His father has given me full consent to immagrate with our son. Does he still have to pay maintenance according to the divorce order if I live in the uk. What do I do if he doesn’t want to pay the maintenance ànymore?

  4. Gooday.
    I just want to know if I can take my baby’s father to maintenance court even if my child receive child support grand, and the father denies her child as well, he never does anything for her and his family kicked us out like dogs calling me names that to go look for the father of my child now I am no longer working I am in need of help. Also I need test to prove all this lies, my child is now 1 year he never DD anything for her he once came to hospital and never heard of him,

  5. I would like to find out if I can take my father to maintenance court, I am 20 year old student. My mom is the only person supporting me but I feel that she already has a lot to deal with since she pays everything and also has other responsibilities yet my dad on the other hand doesn’t even do a single thing for me.

    1. Good day
      Yes you can take your father to the maintenance court. He has a legal obligation to maintain you if you cannot yourself. This is so even though you are an adult. You need to approach the maintenance court in your area.

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