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Category Archives: Parent Plan

When children become unwitting weapons in the battle between the exes

The only winners in high-conflict divorces are the attorneys and advocates. Reprinted from the Daily Maverick, by Michael Collins – 2021-03-02 First published in the Daily Maverick 168 weekly newspaper. When my ex-partner, the mother of our two children, both younger than … Continue reading

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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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Children and divorce – 5 ways to reduce the emotional harm of divorce

Don’t let your children suffer emotional harm of divorce Divorce is never easy. Even when it is amicable and civil, and you’re sure it is “best for the kids”, it is hard. It is especially hard on the children. Arguably, … 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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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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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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