Maintenance arrears bill of R2m for father

Father who has not paid maintenance for more than 28 years faces bill in arrears of R2m Reprinted from, by Zelda Venter – 2023-05-15 Pretoria – Defaulting on maintenance will have a costly effect on a father who has not paid any maintenance in the more than 28 years since the divorce for the […]

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Maintenance claim against a retirement fund

Maintenance arrears? Retirement funds are fair game

Can an ex-wife claim maintenance arrears from her ex-husband’s retirement fund? A case came before the Gauteng High Court recently in which a woman had deducted funds from her ex-husband’s retirement funds for child maintenance arrears. The applicant was the ex-husband, who claimed that it was unfair for an application for withdrawal of funds to […]

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Online applications in the pipeline for protection orders, divorces: Lamola

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed some silver linings. Justice minister Ronald Lamola announces steps to make it easier to secure uncontested divorces, protection orders and maintenance orders, and measures to increase the fight against domestic violence. Reprinted from Dispatch Live, By Andisiwe Makinana – 2020-07-23 New laws will provide for online applications for uncontested divorces, child […]

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Celebrity divorce on hold

When it comes to divorce, no one is immune from the pain it causes. We’re sorry to hear of the trials and tribulation of DJ Black Coffee and actor Enhle Mbali as their divorce is on hold. While having vast sums of money to argue about might seem an enviable position to be in, it […]

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Are you a single parent? Know your rights and obligations

International Single Parents Days is celebrated on the 21st of March in recognition of the hard work, devotion and sacrifices of single parenting. According to research conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the South African Race Relations Institute (SARRI), sixty percent of SA children have absent fathers, and more than 40 percent of South African […]

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