March 28, 2021

Understanding maintenance responsibilities

The court may grant an order that one party should pay the other party spousal maintenance during and after divorce proceedings. Whether a spouse is entitled […]
May 26, 2020

Lockdown regulations for shared parenthood

On 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide 21-day lockdown, which was extended by a further two weeks on 9 April 2020. On 30 […]
April 30, 2019

Paternity leave for men

From January 2019, working South African men are entitled to 10 days of paternity leave after the birth of their child. The Labour Amendment Act also […]
April 1, 2019

Interim maintenance until date of divorce – husband’s nightmare and wife’s weapon?

This article gives an overview of the purpose of interim maintenance applications, what considerations are to be taken into account when determining maintenance, the difference between […]
March 4, 2019

The difficulties in relocating a child of divorced parents

I have divorced my husband and I am now the primary caregiver of our minor child. I received a job offer in another country and I […]
February 8, 2019

Choosing guardians for your minor children

My husband and I have two minor children. I am concerned about who will look after our children in the event of my husband and I […]
January 9, 2019

What is the process of adoption?

The adoption process is regulated in South Africa by the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 (“the Act”). Adoption is one of the ways to help give abandoned […]
September 18, 2018

Claiming maintenance from parents living in foreign countries

A major concern many parents have revolves around the existence of maintenance orders from a South African court which requires enforcement against a non-compliant person who […]
June 25, 2018

Getting child contact for divorced parents

Contact refers to maintaining a personal relationship with a child. It entitles a person to see, spend time with (visit or be visited) or communicate (through […]