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Category Archives: Custody

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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When to review your life insurance policy?

When was the last time you went over your life insurance policy? Reprinted from Witbank News A general annual review is advisable to see if your insurance is up to date and whether you can still afford it. However, a … Continue reading

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Physical play with fathers may help children control emotions, study finds

Research suggests father-child play at an early age could benefit children as they get older We’ve written before about the socialisation of boys and the role it plays in gender-based violence. In South Africa, over 60% of children are raised … 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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What does lockdown mean for parents?

Children can still see both parents during lockdown

You and your child’s other parent live apart. Will your child be able to see you both? If you are co-parenting with an estranged partner or ex-spouse, the first thought in your mind, on hearing the President’s announcement about lockdown, … Continue reading

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Child care and contact during the holidays…and don’t forget Santa

The festive season can be a difficult time for co-parenting families Whether you are newly divorced or you’ve been divorced for some time, child care and contact during the festive season is often difficult for co-parents. It doesn’t matter if … Continue reading

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Who will care for your child after divorce

Custody and access are now called child care and contact – but are still determined by the courts The Children’s Act 2005 changed the language we use when it comes to child care arrangements after a divorce or breakdown in … Continue reading

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International Child Custody

Taking children abroad post-divorce It is becoming increasingly common for couples to marry across borders. International travel is more accessible and over the past decade there has been an influx of immigration into South Africa, resulting in more marriages between … Continue reading

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