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Tag Archives: divorce

Child maintenance – marriage is irrelevant

Parents, whether married or not, have certain rights when it comes to their children, as we discussed recently. They also have responsibilities. All parents have a duty to maintain their children, and this obligation is unaffected by any access arrangements or the nature of the relationship with the other parent. Find out more about child support here. Continue reading

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Co-parenting with a narcissist? There are ways to cope.

Co-parenting: This is the last in our three-part series on coping with, divorcing and raising children with someone with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). For more information on NPD and the personality traits it manifests, see our article on Narcissistic Abuse. … Continue reading

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When it all gets too much – divorcing a narcissist

Beware of the pitfalls particular to divorce from a narcissist In our last post we talked about the characteristics of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and we described some coping strategies that may help to make life with a narcissist bearable. … Continue reading

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Parenting Coordination – When parents can’t agree, on anything

Parenting Coordination – In a high-conflict divorce, children are the unintended victims. However much the divorcing couple may claim to put the interests of their offspring first, very often children as used as pawns or bargaining tools between warring parents. … Continue reading

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Civil union divorce explained – Same-sex marriage divorce

Divorce is divorce – no matter the type of union Civil union – In 2006, South Africa became the fifth country in the world and the first in Africa to legalise same-sex marriages. The Civil Union Act of 2006 determined … Continue reading

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Interim maintenance – how to use Rule 43 in divorce proceedings

Interim maintenance can be a saving grace. Don’t let it become a weapon. Have you heard of a Rule 43 application? If you’re going through a divorce, chances are that you have. Divorce proceedings don’t always go smoothly, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Antenuptial Contract (ANC) – What is an Antenuptial Contract?

Why you might enter into an antenuptial contract Antenuptial Contract – Two people planning a wedding think their love will last forever. Why else would they be intending to marry, if not to live happily ever after? Unfortunately, statistics prove … Continue reading

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After Divorce – Can you still be friends with your ex?

  Getting to friends after divorce. After divorce, is it possible to be friends? As family law practitioners, we see every kind of divorce imaginable, from amicable to acrimonious and everything in between. Unsurprisingly, the nature of the divorce often … Continue reading

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