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Child care and contact after divorce

How to win custody of your child after divorce If you are going through a divorce and there are children of your marriage, foremost in your mind might be, “how do I win custody of my child?”. A Google search … Continue reading

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The impact of divorce on your finances

The impact of divorce on finances can be considerable. It prevents some people from considering divorce. Good financial planning is essential, as this article from Moneyweb explains. Reprinted from Moneyweb – by Michael Haldane of Global and Local Investment Advisors … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence Amendment Bill

What changes are in the newly published Domestic Violence Bill?  In our practice, we see at first hand the extent of the gender-based violence epidemic in our country. It is a factor in divorce, and we are often involved in … Continue reading

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Bill Gates says he ‘messed up in’ marriage in Q&A at Sun Valley’s billionaire summer camp, report says

Reprinted from Business Insider, by Kate Duffy – 2021-07-14 Microsoft founder Bill Gates. LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images Bill Gates spoke about his divorce from Melinda French Gates at Allen & Co.’s billionaire-packed Sun Valley conference last week, sources told The New York … Continue reading

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UK: International Divorce – Preventing The Risks Of Parental Child Abduction

This article is from the UK, and the laws in each country are slightly different, but we have reprinted it here because the issue is universal. Taking a minor child overseas for relocation without the consent of the other parent … Continue reading

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Government should help couples fight better, says new policy – and divorce when necessary

Reprinted from Business Insider, by Philip de Wet – 2021-06-22 The South African government should help couples to fight better, says a new policy document from the department of social development (DSD). And, while it should do what it can … Continue reading

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Divorce, eviction, trusts and protection orders

Divorce, eviction and trusts

What’s the connection between divorce, eviction and trusts? How heartless does someone have to be to evict his ex-wife’s mother from her home within days of burying her daughter and granddaughter? According to a report in the Sunday World, that’s … Continue reading

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Maintenance claims – be reasonable!

Interim Maintenance Divorce

Is R20,000 a month on groceries excessive? The judge thought so! Even with five hungry mouths to feed, R20,000 a month was considered by one judge to be an unrealistic food bill. In a recent maintenance case that appeared before … Continue reading

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