Legal Articles and Guides
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A mother embroiled in several post-divorce battles with her ex-husband over their two children has been declared a vexatious litigant, reports TimesLIVE.
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.
The Limpopo High Court (Polokwane) has found that children born in SA to foreign national parents are not automatically entitled to South African citizenship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.