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Tag Archives: Family Lawyer

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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Can’t get out? Consult a lawyer online

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Lockdown doesn’t mean life is on hold The past six weeks have been a testing time, both for our nation and for us as individuals. We’ve written before about the effects on relationships of being confined with no outside contact … 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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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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