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Category Archives: Parenting

Divorce: Sad songs – great melodies

  There is no shortage of sad songs with lyrics about betrayal, relationship breakdown, divorce, loneliness, unrequited love, guilt, insecurity, angst, and a host of other associated emotions. Elton John puts it poignantly in his hit song, Sad Songs Say … Continue reading

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Understanding child guardianship

The topic of child guardianship can become hotly contested within divorce proceedings. Typically, the court grants guardianship to both parents as part of the divorce settlement. But, in very specific circumstances, the court may grant sole guardianship to one parent or someone who is not the biological … Continue reading

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The Difficult Question of Custody

A recent news article made mention of a parent resorting to standing outside a former partner’s workplace every day in a desperate attempt to gain access to their childs custody. Under South African law this behaviour is seen as an … Continue reading

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With which parent should the child reside?

After the divorce, will my children live with me, or my ex? One of the most important parts of your Parenting Plan will focus on the primary residence of your children. Simply put, your Parenting Plan will outline where your … Continue reading

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