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Category Archives: Child maintenance

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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Government coming for child maintenance defaulters

Johannesburg – Child maintenance defaulters will soon have nowhere to hide. The Department of Justice and Correctional Services will soon start using registered cellphone and telephone numbers, company registrations, credit profiles, court judgments, property purchases, sales and transfers as well … Continue reading

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Children’s Amendment Bill

If you are a parent, here is how the proposed changes to the Children’s Act will affect you South Africa has some of the most progressive children’s legislation in the world. The Amendment Bill before Parliament strengthens protective measures for … Continue reading

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Mother wants court to force husband to pay R130 000 maintenance

When many parents are struggling to afford enough for their children to eat, it’s perhaps a little difficult to find sympathy for the mother who wanted R130,000 per month in maintenance. Fortunately sense prevailed in the court. Reprinted from the … Continue reading

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Financial mistakes to avoid in divorce

If you don’t fully understand your rights you may financially compromise yourself. Image: Shutterstock Setting emotions aside during divorce proceedings is easier said than done. Making key decisions when you are hurt, angry, sad and stressed is never ideal as … Continue reading

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Considering divorce? These are all the legal terms you need to know

This article on divorce proceedings is reprinted from All4Women, by Simon Dippenaar – 2020-07-03 Your marriage is on shaky ground, and you are considering divorce. You’ve done a bit of research into the process, and now you’re more confused than … Continue reading

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Astonished judge tells ‘unemployable’ wife to find a job

Pretoria – Pull in your belt and find a job if you want to maintain your lavish lifestyle. This was the message a judge had for a mother of three who is divorcing her husband. The woman had turned to … Continue reading

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Children and divorce

What young people say helped them get through their parents’ divorce When parents separate or get divorced, it inevitably disrupts the lives of children, and can take a toll on their mental well-being. Over time, children learn to accommodate the … Continue reading

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