In the case of an unmarried father, the father still has rights to see the child/children if he wants to, even if he does not have custody of the child. Joselowitz & Andrews Attorneys are experienced Family Law Attorneys and can help with putting together a parenting plan which will set out the reasonable contact whereby the unmarried parent of alternate residence will have with the child during term time, weekends and school holidays, taking into account the child’s social, school and extra-mural activities. Jobs, schools and a variety of other factors are taken into account when considering the visiting rights for unmarried father’s, but fathers do have these rights. It is often best to find a family plan that works for the whole family and gives both the mother and the father time with the children and together we can accomplish this. Throughout this trying process it is important to remember that emphasis will be focused on the health and well-being of your child. It doesn’t matter whether the parents are married, divorced or unmarried. If the parents have automatically acquired parental rights and responsibilities in terms of the Children’s Act, they’re both responsible and have equal rights when it comes to the child, unless a court orders otherwise.
We handle the legalities in order for our clients’ primary focus and energy to remain vested with their children. Our clients’ can rest assured that their matters are dealt with expeditiously by specialist practitioners in their field. Joselowitz & Andrews Attorneys specialise in divorce matters, access/contact disputes, custody/primary residence matters, guardianship issues, parental responsibilities and rights and the termination thereof, relocation applications, child abduction and kidnapping.
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.