Child Custody for Fathers – South Africa

Child custody for fathers During our years of experience in dealing with child custody battles, we have found it common for fathers fighting for child custody and wanting to know more about their legal rights. Unfortunately, a father paying child maintenance will not be guaranteed full child custody of a child. For more on father’s rights in child custody, click on the links below and read our free, expert legal advice article on how to go about your legal rights as a father.   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 I want to learn more

Child Custody and Visitation – Cape Town

Custody cases South Africa Our law offices are situated in the heart of the CBD in a professional, safe settings. We are family legal experts when it comes to handling child custody, divorce and child maintenance legal matters. Throughout our years of experience, we have found that the legal rules for child custody tends to favor the mother, unless the mother happened to be unstable. As time passed, the rules have changed and in turn, accommodates for the rights of fathers as well. With different circumstances constantly arising in custody battles; the law have had to adapt under these changing priorities as well. Today, fathers are more aware of their legal rights and make it their duty to educate themselves about their rights. Our Lawyer Pty Ltd is a professional legal consultancy that offers legal services and to cater for the layman, we have managed to compile a range of I want to learn more

Child Maintenance Advice -Johannesburg

Maintenance Court Johannesburg There are number of child maintenance courts in Johannesburg. Below are local maintenance courts that could be close to your area: Johannesburg Family Court Centre – Magistrates’ Court Johannesburg Central Magistrate Court – Magistrates’ Court Hillbrow Magistrates Court – Magistrates’ Court 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. The following will be required: 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. In attempt to claim maintenance, you will have to fill in a detailed form stipulated by the Magistrate’s Court. This form I want to learn more

Child Custody – Legal Advice and the Children’s Act

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 I want to learn more

Parenting plan and the Children’s Act

Parenting plan in terms of the Children’s Act A parenting plan becomes relevant when parents cannot reach an agreement on how they should be splitting their responsibilities towards their child/children. However, the High Court prefers having parents trying to establish a common ground first through mediation services or mutual understanding before resorting to the court. The aim of mediation is to try and settle a dispute out of court and help the two parties establish an understanding regarding their children. In terms of the Children’s Act; it is aimed at preserving the child’s best interests and not that of the parent’s. It therefore encourages parents to fulfill their duties and responsibilities towards their children even after divorce. For more on professional legal drafting on parenting plans, call our law offices for an online appointment for a professional legal consultation today. How to draft a parenting plan Drafting a parenting plan I want to learn more

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