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Tag Archives: Family Attorney

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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Self-isolation and divorce

Divorce lockdown

Will self-isolation in an ailing marriage spell the end or a new beginning?  A while ago we wrote about January – the divorce month. Often the family pressures that emerge during the festive season, combined with the enforced proximity to … Continue reading

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Astonished judge tells ‘unemployable’ wife to find a job

Pretoria – Pull in your belt and find a job if you want to maintain your lavish lifestyle. This was the message a judge had for a mother of three who is divorcing her husband. The woman had turned to … Continue reading

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Marriage fraudsters could have their citizenship revoked

Motsoaledi targets marriages of convenience Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is set to crack down on marriages of convenience, often pursued for immigration purposes, as he ushers in a complete revamp to the Marriage Act, Customary Marriages Act and Civil … Continue reading

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Rule 43 and Muslim marriages

Muslim marriages are still not recognised in South African law. What does this mean for interim maintenance in a divorce? Some time ago we wrote about Muslim marriages. Muslim and Hindu marriages, unlike customary marriages, are not governed by civil … Continue reading

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Child abduction – what if your child has been taken away without your permission?

The Children’s Act allows children to be relocated after divorce – but only with consent The festive season is meant to be a time of celebration, cheer, and relaxation. But for divorced families it can be a stressful time. There … Continue reading

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Children and divorce

What young people say helped them get through their parents’ divorce When parents separate or get divorced, it inevitably disrupts the lives of children, and can take a toll on their mental well-being. Over time, children learn to accommodate the … Continue reading

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Interim maintenance – how to use Rule 43 in divorce proceedings

Interim maintenance can be a saving grace. Don’t let it become a weapon. Have you heard of a Rule 43 application? If you’re going through a divorce, chances are that you have. According to Stats SA, in 2016 there were … Continue reading

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