Choosing a school for your child

Choosing a school

School choice can be a bone of contention for divorced parents When a couple with children divorces, their relationship does not end. They must continue to communicate and share responsibility for their children’s care and upbringing. And that includes school selection. In some locations, the choice of school is obvious. In a rural area there […]

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Reforms to marriage laws on the way

Reprinted from, by Mayibongwe Maqhina – 2024-01-27 The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on Thursday said that it was cognisant of issues raised by civil society organisations for the need of reforms to the marriage laws. This after Cosatu and Nehawu made calls for the overhaul of marriage laws when they made written […]

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Trust-to-Trust: When trust assets are at risk during divorce

Reprinted from – by Phia van der Spuy – 2020-11-11 Phia van der Spuy is a registered Fiduciary Practitioner of South Africa®, a Master Tax Practitioner (SA)™, a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) and the founder of Trusteeze®, a professional trust practitioner. Photo: File The reality is that almost half of all marriages end […]

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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 without their father present in the home, according to That means many boys are […]

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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 announcement during a briefing on Monday, adding that the regulations which pertain to the movement […]

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