I am concerned about my niece’s wellbeing. Is it possible for me to obtain rights of custody and guardianship over her? The parents are still alive but divorced.

I am concerned about my niece’s wellbeing. Is it possible for me to obtain rights of custody and guardianship over her? The parents are still alive but divorced. We often receive enquiries from family members of minor children wanting to know whether they can obtain rights of custody or guardianship Continue Reading

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How to find the right lawyer for your case. Costs, experience, and your preference.

Factors to consider when searching for child custody, divorce or child maintenance lawyers? Not all lawyers are the same. Just as not all doctors are the same. You won’t go to a medical doctor who is a foot specialist (podiatrist) if you have a skin problem. For that, you will Continue Reading

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What to know when wanting to appeal a High Court Judgment?

What to know when wanting to appeal a High Court Judgment? Everyone has a right to take a matter to a court of law. At the same time, everyone has a right to challenge a decision of a judicial officer. We all make mistakes and a judicial officer is no Continue Reading

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I feel that the High Court granted an unfair child custody order. Is there anything I can do to challenge the Court’s decision?

Can a parent appeal a child custody order granted by the High Court or Children’s Court? In resolving disputes regarding child custody or guardianship (parental rights and responsibilities) matters, a court will usually be approached. The court is also the upper guardian of all minor children within its area of Continue Reading

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I am not happy with the Maintenance Order granted by the Maintenance Court. Can I Appeal a Maintenance Judgment?

What do I do if I am not happy with the maintenance court judgment? Is it possible to appeal it? If yes, what are the steps and laws involved?   Child maintenance or child support is the right of every child. It is not only a legal right, but a Continue Reading

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Consult with Felicity An Guest

Obtain advice from Felicity An Guest Complete the form below to consult with Felicity An Guest Arrange an advice Consultation (non-legal) with Ms Felicity An Guest. The consultation can take place telephonically, or Face to Face, in Cape Town. The costs are R 500 – 00 (Five Hundred Rand) for Continue Reading

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What all separated parents should know prior to the holiday season.

What all separated parents should know before the holiday season. Use this legal advice to ensure that the holidays go by smoothly. School is out and the holidays are here. This is a time of year when children get a break from the long school hours, early mornings, homework and Continue Reading

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International Child Support Day 2019 – Set-up your free Consultation

Our Lawyer (Pty) Ltd supports International Child Support Day 2019 10 December 2019, marks International Child Support Day. It is an initiative coined by Child Maintenance Difficulties in South Africa. Child Maintenance Difficulties in South Africa is headed and steered by an inspirational woman, Felicity An Guest. Click on this 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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Children born out of wedlock now have the same rights as children born to married couples

Children born out of wedlock now have the same rights as children born to married couples The case below was successfully argued by Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf. Because of this case, a mother can now claim child maintenance from paternal grandparents of children born out of wedlock. The case can be Continue Reading

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