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Category Archives: COVID 19

Help your children through a divorce

Reprinted from the Northern Natal Courier, by Sarah Wyatt-Minter – 2020-08-31 The hard lockdown forced many families to spend time together but instead of bringing families together, some families started falling apart, with many couples admitting that their union was … 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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The division of assets on divorce

Image: Shutterstock The nature of your matrimonial property regime will determine how your assets will be divided in the event of a divorce. Acrimonious and litigious divorces are expensive, time-consuming and emotionally draining, and only serve to reduce the value … 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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