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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

Act discriminates against unmarried fathers

The Constitutional Court has declared section 10 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act – which does not allow an unmarried father to register his child's birth under his surname, unless the mother is present or gives consent – unconstitutional.

Banking boss must pay estranged wife R2m

A Johannesburg banking executive has discovered that divorce and ensuring that the estranged spouse continues to live the same lifestyle as before the break-up is costly, says a report in The Star.

Limpopo High Court to enforce divorce mediation

Strong opinions have been expressed to Parliament about so-called discrimination against men in the Children’s Act.

Muslim marriages Bill proposed ahead of ConCourt ruling

Ahead of an expected judgment from the Constitutional Court on the recognition of Muslim marriages, the Al Jamah-ah Party has submitted a Private Members Bill on a proposed interim registration of Muslim marriages to the Speaker of Parliament, notes a Cape Argus report.

Parents warned off bad-mouthing each other

In matters involving custody of children, parents bad-mouth each other in court to try to prove that they are ‘good’. But ‘good’ or ‘bad’ parents should never be used as an argument, as its always only about the best interest of the child.

Judge orders dad to pay son's private school fees

A judge has once again made it clear that the courts cannot force a private school to continue to teach a learner when the child’s school fees are in arrears.

Grandmother loses DNA test bid on late son

A grandmother who wanted her son’s body exhumed so that DNA samples could be taken to prove her theory that he was not the father of two boys, was referred to as a ‘putative grandmother’ by a judge.

SCA confirms woman must return abducted children

The SCA has ruled against a woman who unilaterally removed three children, of whom she had shared custody with her former husband, from Thailand and brought them to SA in December 2019.

Wealthy family finally settles will dispute

The East London Yazbek family has settled their legal battle over family patriarch Mark Yazbek’s will – agreeing to give younger son Luke Yazbek (45) a settlement of R3.5m.

Gauteng to sue newspaper editor over decuplets saga

The Gauteng Government is planning to sue Pretoria News editor Piet Rampedi and Independent Media over the ‘Tembisa 10’ saga.

Judge dismisses sperm donor's bid for visitation rights

A sperm donor has failed in his bid to have contact with the child he ‘fathered’. This is the effect of a ruling by Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) Judge Jody Kollapen in an unusual battle in which the donor and his mother sought visitation rights for the now five-year-old child.

Unborn baby case offers dignity, but not to all

The judgment by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) in The Voice of the Unborn Baby case – that most parents who lose a child prior to birth have a right to bury their baby’s bodily remains, irrespective of the stage of foetal development – is a victory to be celebrated by all.

Judge throws out wife's unrealistic maintenance claim

A mother of five embroiled in divorce proceedings with her husband got far less than she bargained for after claiming she couldn’t make ends meet since he left.

Sperm donor dad seeking parental rights

A sperm donor, supported by his mother, is heading to the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) next week in the first part of their legal bid to have access to the child born to a couple with whom he entered a donorship agreement five years ago.

Home Affairs ordered to register single father’s baby

In what The Herald calls a ground-breaking judgment, a court has ordered the Department of Home Affairs to register ‘Baby J’ within 30 days.

Judge sides with father in short-paid maintenance dispute

A judge found that a divorced father of three should be given a break after he short-paid one month’s maintenance to his former wife, as his salary reduction due to Covid-19 left him out of pocket.

Overlooked wife gets court order preventing payouts

A businessman who left millions that had accrued in investments to his children and other family members, breached his marriage vows when he overlooked his wife, according to a ruling by the KZN High Court (Durban).

Couple dispute sperm donor’s ‘parental rights’ claim

A lesbian couple have launched an application in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) intended to block an artificial insemination sperm donor from claiming parental rights to their child.

Retired judge defaults on maintenance dues

A High Court judge whose retirement income from his government pension fund totals R153 000 a month, baulked at his wife’s maintenance requests for herself and their two minor children. And he allegedly failed to transfer the first R27 512 interim maintenance monthly sum he was ordered to pay to his family by a magistrate.

Mother reports 'vindictive' maintenance magistrate

A mother has accused East London Magistrate Zanele Mjali of being ‘vindictive and malicious’, and of abusing her power to take revenge for exposing failures in the justice system to properly administer maintenance through the Magistrate’s Courts.

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