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Family Law

September 7, 2021

A child’s best interests and the adoption procedure

‘The best interests of a child’ is a concept deeply entrenched in our legal system – especially since the new constitutional dispensation. Section 28(2) of the Constitution provides that “A child’s […]
June 5, 2020

Do annuities form part of the estate during a divorce?

In the case of CM v EM it was held in the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa (“SCA”), case number 10861/2018, that: “The value of the […]
May 20, 2020

Parental rights during the lockdown

On 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide 21-day lockdown, which was extended by a further two weeks on 9 April 2020. On 30 […]
July 18, 2018

The rights of a domestic partnership

Domestic partnerships, also known as cohabitation relationships, are becoming more common in our modern day society, and it therefore becomes ever more important for parties to […]
June 11, 2018

Safeguarding children’s rights during divorce

Divorce and the resulting challenges regarding child custody and the responsibilities of parents can be an ugly and difficult process. This is especially true of the […]
May 3, 2018

How to apply for spousal maintenance?

Maintenance is the obligation to provide another person, for example a minor, with housing, food, clothing, education and medical care, or with the means that are […]
May 2, 2018

Considering adoption? Here’s what you need to know

Growing your family through adoption is a bold step towards giving another child a loving, comfortable home. The legal age for being able to adopt in […]
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