Parental Alienation & Child Custody In South Africa. What You Need To Know.

2020-07-16T10:35:25+02:00Jan 24th, 2019|

Parental Alienation And Child Custody In South Africa. What You Need To Know. Parental alienation occurs when separated parents inflict doubt in the children's minds towards the other parent resulting in frustration by one parent to have contact with the minor children. In these situations, children might be so severely influenced by one of the [...]

Mediation Attorneys Preferred In Dispute Resolution

2020-07-16T10:37:25+02:00Jan 24th, 2019|

Mediation Attorneys Preferred In Dispute Resolution. Mediation is gaining popularity worldwide in resolving disputes by mediators.  This has become a trend and preferred resolution practice when facilitating negotiations between parties. In the current unstable economic climate, businesses, as well as individuals, are much more comfortable with settling disputes by means of mediation as a way [...]

South African And International Law related to Surrogacy

2020-07-16T10:38:55+02:00Jan 24th, 2019|

South African And International Law related to Surrogacy. In South Africa surrogacy is regulated by Chapter 19 of the Children's Act 38 of 2005. Future parents and commissioning parties need to comply with the provisions of the Act. (Altruistic surrogacy is legal in South Africa.) In countries where surrogacy is allowed, South Africa is on [...]

Legal and Constitutional Issues arising from Surrogacy Applications

2020-07-16T10:40:40+02:00Jan 24th, 2019|

Legal and Constitutional Issues arising from Surrogacy Applications The contents of this article refer to the case Parte WH and Others (2011) (6) SA 514 (GNP) Below are some constitutional and legal issues that invariably arise out of surrogacy applications. Surrogacy and Same-Sex Relationships In South African Law same-sex couples and heterosexual couples must be [...]

Child Custody Outside Marriage

2020-07-16T10:56:30+02:00Jan 24th, 2019|

Child Custody Outside Marriage In today's day and age we have all been confronted with the fact that no matter what the reasons or circumstances, there are children who are born outside of marriage. The parents eventual choice is either to stay apart, each pursuing his or her own separate life or they might decide [...]

Divorce Mediation And Child Custody

2020-07-16T11:27:05+02:00Jan 24th, 2019|

Divorce Mediation And Child Custody Rather than settling the separation through mediation, studies show that most of the couples choosing to separate would rather go to court to settle their disputes. The benefits are so much better for the separating parents as well as for their children as it is a tried, proven and trusted [...]

Mediation to resolve parenting disputes

2020-07-16T11:29:04+02:00Jan 24th, 2019|

Mediation to resolve parenting disputes Mediation is used to resolve a conflict between people and this article is specifically aimed at resolving parenting disputes through mediation which concerns the care of children of separated or divorced parents. Mediation is a perfect way of finding a neutral ground to resolve parenting disputes. However, in order to [...]

What Is The Outcome Of Domestic Violence On Child Custody Cases?

2020-07-16T11:32:51+02:00Jan 24th, 2019|

What Is The Outcome Of Domestic Violence On Child Custody Cases? When the court makes decisions at the conclusion of litigated child custody cases, it is made in the best interests of the children. Every child custody case is handled in this way. These decisions in court are sometimes overwhelmingly dictated by circumstances and one [...]

What Is The Role of the High Court When Applying For Surrogacy?

2020-07-16T11:35:58+02:00Jan 24th, 2019|

What Is The Role of the High Court When Applying For Surrogacy? The agreement between a surrogate mother and the commissioning parents must be confirmed by the High Court, as it is a unique contract. After the conclusion of the surrogacy agreement the consequences which may follow could have far-reaching, and sometimes unintended outcomes. The [...]

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