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Divorce in South Africa – Your questions answered

2021-07-13T10:36:50+00:00July 13th, 2021|Family Law|

The conclusion of a marriage is usually a blissful experience for most people, as it announces the beginning of the newly-weds’ life together in celebration of their marital union. With optimism abound, the hope is that much as the never-ending circle of the wedding rings, so should be the lifespan of the union till death

How do I terminate parental responsibilities and rights in South Africa?

2021-06-07T13:20:05+00:00June 7th, 2021|Family Law|

How do I terminate parental responsibilities and rights in South Africa? What are my parental responsibilities and rights? A parent may either have full or specific parental responsibilities and rights in respect of a child. The responsibilities and rights include the responsibility and right to care for the child, maintain contact with the child, act

Power of Attorney in South Africa

2021-05-17T10:07:00+00:00May 14th, 2021|Family Law|

Power of Attorney in South Africa What is meant with a Power of Attorney and what does it entail? A Power of Attorney is a legal document, whereby a principal (person giving the authority to act on his/her behalf) gives authority to an agent (person acting on behalf of the principal) to act on his/her

What can I do if the biological parent does not pay child support in terms of an existing maintenance order?

2021-06-22T13:49:02+00:00May 14th, 2021|Family Law|

Parent Not Paying Child Support In Terms Of An Existing Maintenance Order? What can I do if the biological parent does not pay child support in terms of an existing maintenance order? According to the Maintenance Act, non-compliance with a maintenance order is a criminal offence unless the reason for non-payment is due to a

Antenuptial Contract With Accrual In South Africa Explained

2021-04-12T07:16:33+00:00March 11th, 2021|Family Law|

Antenuptial Contract With Accrual In South Africa Explained Antenuptial contract with accrual refers to one of three civil marriage regimes recognised under South African law. Most commonly known as “Marriage out of Community of Property subject to the Accrual System”, this system requires an antenuptial agreement to be drawn up by an attorney before the date

Types Of Marriages In South Africa That Can Be Registered

2021-03-17T13:22:31+00:00March 11th, 2021|Family Law|

Types Of Marriages In South Africa That Can Be Registered South African law recognises three different marriage regimes: Civil Marriages, Civil Unions and Customary Marriages. The Department of Home Affairs manages the registration of these marriages. What is Considered A Civil Marriage? Civil marriages are the most common type of marriage in South Africa. Only

What is domestic violence in terms of the law in South Africa?

2021-03-01T10:26:16+00:00February 26th, 2021|Family Law|

WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TERMS OF THE LAW IN SOUTH AFRICA?  In 2019, the World Health Organization found that approximately 60,000 women and children are victims of domestic violence. According to an article written by Tanya Farber in the Times live (01 September 2020), statistically, South Africa is said to have the highest statistics

How much does adoption cost in South Africa?

2020-07-30T12:25:27+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Family Law|

How much does adoption cost in South Africa? The costs of adoption in South Africa depends on the different organisations that facilitate the adoption, and whether the adoption is facilitated by a government-subsidised agency or by a private social worker. Adoptions can cost as little as a few thousand rand although the adoption can cost

What is the adoption process in South Africa

2020-07-30T12:42:05+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Family Law|

What is the adoption process in South Africa? 1.The first step is to find an agency, thereinafter, you will do the orientation meeting whereby everything will be discussed with you and the designated social worker. Once everything has been discussed and understood, the social worker will give you an application which needs to be filled

What are the requirements for adoption in South Africa

2020-07-23T10:51:20+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Family Law|

What are the requirements for adoption in South Africa? Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent or parents other than the child’s biological mother or father. An adoption order has the effect of terminating the parental rights of the biological mother and father, while transferring the parental rights and

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