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 [...]

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 [...]

What is the best interest of the child standard?

2020-07-17T10:07:20+02:00Sep 21st, 2018|

What is the best interest of the child standard? In the courts of law, private welfare and social welfare of a child, the best interests of the child are the primary considerations regarding all actions concerning children.  All countries that are associated with international law and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the [...]

Parental Alienation Syndrome

2020-07-17T10:11:15+02:00Aug 23rd, 2018|

Having been involved in many child custody disputes for two decades, including my own custody battle, I noticed that there was a trend in the frequency of a disorder rarely observed before, that of programming or brainwashing a child by one parent to denigrate another parent. In my practice at present, I have successfully had a [...]

Child Custody Tips For Parents Moving Overseas. What You Need To Know.

2020-07-17T11:06:48+02:00Jun 26th, 2018|

Child Custody Tips For Parents Moving Overseas. What You Need To Know. If you have a child with a partner that you are now separated from, then your ability to move overseas is severely strained by the legal requirements associated with the Hague Convention, International Law, as well as the new laws regarding child travel [...]

Who Has Responsibility Of Supporting a Child When Parents Cannot?

2020-07-17T11:16:06+02:00Jun 26th, 2018|

Who Has Responsibility Of Supporting a Child When Parents Cannot? Sometimes both the custodial parent of the child as well as the parent responsible for the payment of maintenance do not have the means to support a child. There can be financial reasons for the limitations, as well as numerous other reasons. If the child’s [...]

Can You Stop Paying Maintenance If Prevented From Seeing Your Child?

2020-07-17T11:20:34+02:00Feb 28th, 2018|

Can You Stop Paying Maintenance If Prevented From Seeing Your Child? This is a question often asked by those following a child custody case. The parent who only has visitation rights is sometimes restricted or even prevented from seeing their child following traumatic instances of emotional conflict between the two parties. If a father is [...]

Can A Child’s Tertiary Education Be Included In Your Maintenance Agreement?

2020-07-17T11:24:32+02:00Jan 10th, 2018|

Can A Child’s Tertiary Education Be Included In Your Maintenance Agreement? Education is considered a human right, just like food, shelter and social involvement. But what are the considerations regarding tertiary education and a child maintenance agreement? Is a parent whose duty it is to pay regular maintenance also expected to pay for tertiary education? [...]

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