August 8, 2019

Choosing guardians for your minor children

My husband and I have two minor children. I am concerned about who will look after our children in the event of my husband and I passing away at the […]
July 11, 2019

Who must take care of your children after your death?

The Children’s Act, 38 of 2005 (hereinafter referred to as the Children’s Act) governs the laws relating to the care, contact and the protection of children. The guiding principle, in […]
May 6, 2019

MAINTENANCE OF SURVIVING SPOUSE

The idea of freedom of testation is a core value of South African law and enjoys wide protection. The Maintenance of Surviving Spouses Act, 27 of 1990, was drafted to […]
April 9, 2019

INTERIM MAINTENANCE UNTIL DATE OF DIVORCE: HUSBAND’S NIGHTMARE AND WIFE’S WEAPON?

Given the complicated nature of divorce proceedings, and the length of time required to finalise a divorce, the existence of interim relief until the date of divorce is often required […]
March 4, 2019

CHOOSING GUARDIANS FOR YOUR MINOR CHILDREN

My husband and I have two minor children. I am concerned about who will look after our children in the event of my husband and I passing away at the […]
January 9, 2019

EVER HAD A MAINTENANCE ISSUE AND HAD NO IDEA HOW THE PROCESS WORKS?

Maintenance is that part of the divorce order which is not a final determination of the rights of the parties, however, as long as there exists a Court order for […]
December 6, 2018

WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF ADOPTION?

The adoption process is regulated in South Africa by the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 (“the Act”). Adoption is one of the ways to help give abandoned minors a permanent or […]
November 1, 2018

Can I avoid a drawn-out legal battle when I get divorced?

This article gives a brief overview of the normal divorce procedure, and how the procedure differs if the parties are able to reach an agreement before even issuing a summons […]
October 8, 2018

DO I NEED A COHABITATION CONTRACT WITH MY PARTNER?

Cohabitation is a relationship between two people who choose to live together in a monogamous and stable environment. Couples who decide on cohabitation could do so, prior to getting married, […]