Being an unmarried mother in South Africa does not mean that the father is exempt from his responsibilities as a parent. If you are an unmarried mother your child is entitled to financial support from the father of the child, whether he wants to be involved in the child’s life or not. If you are going into battle with the father of your child, you will need to understand what an unmarried mother’s rights in South Africa are so that you are equipped to gain the best possible outcome for your child. In terms of the Children’s Act, the best interests of the child and front and foremost. The “best interests” principle is the determining factor that is taken into consideration by the South African courts when reaching any decision in respect of a child.
Joselowitz & Andrews Attorneys are experienced Family Law attorneys who assist parents and other parties in finding resolutions that are in the best interests of the children. We handle the legalities in order for our clients’ primary focus and energy to remain vested with their children. Together, we will do everything in our power to ensure that all issues involving children are resolved expeditiously, professionally and affordably. At all times throughout this trying process, the emphasis will be focused on the health and well-being of your children.
Initial consultations are charged at R1500.00. Thereafter, should you wish for us to act on your behalf, a fee is discussed and agreed upon whereafter we can move forward with your matter. We promise to get back to you as soon as possible – as we are aware that these cases are often urgent.