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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

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.

No strict rules for customary marriage

A woman, identified as ZK, asked the Eastern Cape High Court (Mthatha) to declare the customary marriage entered into between her deceased father and her stepmother invalid on the grounds of non-compliance with the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act.

Sweden ignores SA court directive on birth certificates

Seven teenagers who play for Camps Bay FC could miss out on competing in Sweden's upcoming Gothia Cup youth soccer tournament after the government denied them visas, reports News24.

Unwed parents have access to Family Advocate – ConCourt

The Mediation of Certain Divorces Matters Act – which does not give unmarried parents the same access to the Family Advocate as married ones – has been declared unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court.

Businessman ordered to ‘step-up’ for his children

A well-off businessman who pleaded poverty and failed to pay child support for his two children while he was employed as the COO at a national organisation has been ordered to 'step up' by the Western Cape High Court.

No obligation to disclose extra-marital affair

A man who claimed damages against his ex-wife for ‘fraud’, because she did not disclose that she had an extra-marital affair resulting in the birth of their third child, has lost his case, reports GroundUp.

Judge reprimands parents in custody battle

The tug-of-war often encountered between divorced parents over their children must immediately stop and parents must act like responsible adults and realise that the ones suffering are the children.

Ex-husband sequestrated over maintenance default

Defaulting on maintenance has had costly consequences for a father who has not paid any maintenance for the former couple’s only child in the more than 28 years since the divorce – he now faces a bill in arrears of more than R2m.

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