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The Children’s act of South Africa defines the different components of parental responsibilities and rights that an individual can have in respect of a minor child. These can be divided into four distinct elements: care, contact, guardianship and maintenance. Read More

Family law is a term that is used to describe a broad practice area of law that is very dynamic. This area of the law, as the name implies, is concerned with familial relationships and the legal rules that apply to them. Family law can be defined as a subdivision of private law that defines and... Read More

When a divorce is finalised a couple's marriage is terminated and with it also the legal obligations and responsibilities of the marriage. When filing for divorce, parties will have to consider a number of things. They will have to determine how their property will be divided and whether or not one... Read More

When a divorce is uncontested, a settlement agreement will be drawn up between the two parties detailing the terms of their divorce. If the parties cannot reach an agreement, a trial will be necessary for the court to make a ruling concerning the divorce terms. A divorce agreement is then made an... Read More

Divorce proceedings can drag on for months, even years if the divorce is contested by one of the parties. This extended divorce procedure can become quite costly and might put a financial strain on one of the parties. Rule 43 of the Uniform Court Rules (Rule 58 in Regional Court Divorces) aims to... Read More

Many South Africans have relocated their families both nationally and internationally in the last decade, in a bid to find a place where they feel they can prosper. Child relocation can be a challenging undertaking that often takes a toll on all the parties that are affected. When a marriage is... Read More

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