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Family Law

Family law deals broadly with family-related issues and domestic relations including marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships, adoption, surrogacy, child abuse and children's rights generally, the termination of the marriage relationship (annulment, divorce etc); custody arrangements or alimony and parental responsibility orders.

Often clients will have questions regarding, for example, child support payments, domestic abuse & domestic violence protection orders, access to their child and maintenance payments.

What do you do if your husband does not pay maintenance? Can you attach his car or his house?

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Most recent Articles posted

Ex-husband must pay maintenance to foster child

Confronted with a situation of whether a man is liable to pay maintenance to his divorced wife for a foster child in their care, the Western Cape High Court ruled that the interests of the child is of paramount importance.

Mandela family feud continues over disputed estate

Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, the daughter of political icons Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has failed to file an answering affidavit explaining why she should be the sole executor of her mother’s estate.

Forfeiture ruling overturned on appeal

The Eastern Cape High Court (Mthatha) has ordered that the decision of a Regional Court magistrate ordering the husband to forfeit the benefits arising out of a marriage in community of property be set aside and substituted with an order for the division of the joint estate.

Son can move with mother to Germany

Western Cape High Court Judge Gayaat Salie has ruled it would be in the best interests of a boy (12) to relocate to Germany following a custody battle between his divorced parents.

Mother ordered to return child to Australian-based father

Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) Judge Linda Retief has ordered a mother who lived in Australia with her husband – but who two years ago returned to SA with their son for a visit and never returned – to immediately return the child to Australia.

Legal battle over sperm ‘donors’ and ‘contributors’

A gay man who verbally agreed to provide sperm to a lesbian woman seeking to conceive, believing they would co-parent but live apart, has gone to court in a bid to change the law after the mother tried to restrict access to the child.

Being spiteful cost man R610 000

Being spiteful can sometimes come at a high price, as a man discovered after he had transferred R610 000 to his girlfriend’s account in a bid to hide the money from his estranged wife so that she could not share in it as part of their divorce proceedings.

UK father wins right to have child returned from SA

The Constitutional Court, in a five to four split, has ruled in favour of a British father, ordering the return of his now six-year-old daughter to him by February next year after a bitter court battle which saw him pitted against South African relatives of the child.

Husband released from spousal maintenance order

A husband has been released from his obligation to pay R10 000 in spousal maintenance after presenting evidence in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) that his wife concealed her income.

Proposed maternity support grant feasibility questioned

The National Treasury has expressed doubt on the feasibility of the proposal put forward by the SA Law Reform Commission advising the government to introduce a maternity support grant for poor pregnant women and to extend the benefits of the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) to self-employed workers.

Groundbreaking judgment on maternity leave for fathers

In what a Pretoria News report calls a groundbreaking judgment for new parents – especially fathers – a court has ruled that both parents are entitled to maternity leave.

Court orders custody inquiry into bitter child dispute

The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has ordered a clinical psychologist and a family advocate to investigate a custody arrangement for a 13-year-old boy whose father died suddenly while picking him up from school in February.

Father loses battle to take son to Canada

A Pretoria father who wanted to emigrate with his son (12) to Canada without discussing it with his ex-wife, had his custody application dismissed by Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) Acting Judge PJM Mogotsi.

Ex-wife needs judge’s approval for future litigation

A mother embroiled in several post-divorce battles with her ex-husband over their two children has been declared a vexatious litigant, reports TimesLIVE.

Husband loses case against wife's attorney

The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has dismissed an application by a man to declare as unfit an attorney who failed to convince the man's estranged wife to return to their marital home.

Zimbabwean parents lose citizenship bid for children

The Limpopo High Court (Polokwane) has found that children born in SA to foreign national parents are not automatically entitled to South African citizenship.

Father’s bid to take children to UK fails

Western Cape High Court Judge Judy Cloete has ordered a couple’s 10-year-old twins must stay in SA with their mother, rather than moving to the UK with their father.

Woman’s bid to secure life partner status fails

A woman’s legal bid for the court to declare her and her now-deceased partner life partners in order to benefit from his estate has failed.

Mother ordered to divulge child's whereabouts to husband

A mother who is hiding her son from her estranged husband – apparently because she and the husband’s new girlfriend had a tiff on Facebook – will face 45 days in prison if she does not immediately divulge to the husband where the child is.

Judge suspends father's parental rights

A Johannesburg father has been barred from seeing his eight-year-old son for three months after experts found his bad-mouthing and undermining of the mother amounted to parental alienation.

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