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A Father’s Rights on this Father’s Day

A Father’s Rights on this Father’s Day

A Father’s Rights on this Father’s Day Today, 20 June 2021, I celebrate the fathers out there, the dads – the men that take care of their business and work tirelessly to provide, love and care for their children. You are all heroes! Sadly, given the...
Contested vs Uncontested Divorces in South Africa

Contested vs Uncontested Divorces in South Africa

Contested vs Uncontested Divorces in South Africa Before mediation, and when divorces were typically a me-versus-you affair, divorces could be spread out over years, as couples battled it out in court over assets, child custody, maintenance and whatever else was on...
How to calculate maintenance for a child?

How to calculate maintenance for a child?

How to calculate maintenance for a child? Maintenance is one of the Family Law field’s most commonly experienced problems, whether disputing parties are debating it for the first time as part of a divorce, or couples that have been divorced for years and still...
Common Law Marriages in South Africa

Common Law Marriages in South Africa

Common Law Marriages in South Africa Many people live under the assumption that simply living together in the same residence as their partner entitles them to 50% of all belongings when the relationship ends. This is commonly referred to as a Common Law marriage. The...
Denying custody due to failure to pay maintenance

Denying custody due to failure to pay maintenance

Denying custody due to failure to pay maintenance Often times as a Family Law Mediator I receive calls or emails stating that access to children is being withheld from the one-party by the other because the first party has fallen behind on maintenance payments....