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The impact of parental alienation on a child

Parental alienation harms the child more than the parent As tempting as it might be for an aggrieved parent suffering through an acrimonious divorce to want to portray the other parent in the worst possible light, the individual who suffers the … Continue reading

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What happens when parents can’t agree on sending children back to school?

Schooling during COVID-19. Reprinted from All4Women, by Simon Dippenaar – 2020-07-27 Last Thursday night’s announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa will temporarily resolve a dispute that troubles many parents. But it will undoubtedly rear its head again The President announced that, … Continue reading

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The benefits of setting up a trust

What are some of the benefits of setting up a trust? Explain some of the importance of trusts Identify the role of trustees Describe why setting up a trust is important right now Reprinted from FT Adviser by Dawn Goodman … Continue reading

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Co-Parenting During the Coronavirus Pandemic

 A Conversation with Martin Butcher of Jacobowitz & Gubits   During the coronavirus pandemic, co-parenting requires an extra degree of thoughtfulness and flexibility. The goal for parents should be to provide stability and normality for children in an unstable environment. On … Continue reading

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Divorced parents have once-off chance to move children between districts or provinces

Important news for divorced parents Children of separated or divorced parents will now be allowed a once-off move to different metropolitan areas, district municipalities or provinces, provided they meet certain legal requirements. Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu made the … Continue reading

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Can’t get out? Consult a lawyer online

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Lockdown doesn’t mean life is on hold The past six weeks have been a testing time, both for our nation and for us as individuals. We’ve written before about the effects on relationships of being confined with no outside contact … Continue reading

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The most common questions about divorce being asked amid coronavirus

Can you file for divorce during lockdown? APR 23, 2020 WILSON WEBB/NETFLIX/KOBAL/SHUTTERSTOCK – SCARLETT JOHANSSON, AZHY ROBERTSON AND ADAM DRIVER IN ‘MARRIAGE STORY’ For many, the most pressing lockdown issue being faced is whether or not to properly get dressed, … Continue reading

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How to co-parent peacefully during the pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic adds a whole new set of challenges to navigate for divorced and blended families. […] Sheltering in place during the pandemic is difficult when you’re living, working and schooling in the same location with your family. Add … Continue reading

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