Family Law

June 4, 2020

Domestic Violence and the Lockdown: Your Personalised Safety Plan

There is great concern that the COVID-19 crisis, particularly the mandatory “stay at home” lockdown phase, will see both an increase in the levels of domestic […]
May 11, 2020

Divorce in a time of lockdown – What grounds can you rely on?

The National Lockdown has thrown together many couples not used to spending “24/7” time in each other’s company. Relationships will have strengthened for many couples, but […]
April 3, 2020

Beware the “Common Law Marriage” myth

If you live as a couple, avoid the trap of believing the myth of the “common law marriage”. It’s a very persistent myth, possibly because some […]
February 10, 2020

Employees: Your new rights to Paternity and Parental Leave

It has taken over a year of confusion and delay around when new changes will be implemented, but finally your extended rights to parental leave and […]
January 22, 2020

January is “Divorce Month”: Beware the dangers of DIY

The festivities are over, the bills are coming in and everyone is returning to reality. Couples who for most of the year only have to live […]
December 3, 2019

Visiting South Africa with kids just became easier – Here’s what you need to know

“We’re all going on a summer holiday…” (Cliff Richard) With the Festive Season (and our Summer Holidays!) well and truly upon us, you may be inviting […]
March 5, 2018

Maintenance defaulters – No place to hide

Obtaining a maintenance order for the support of yourself and/or your children is all very well, but what if you are dealing with an “Artful Dodger” […]
November 8, 2017

Child maintenance in arrears? The contempt of court enforcement option

“It has regrettably become all too common in divorce litigation that allegations are traded back and forth between the parties, with scant regard for the obligation […]
December 13, 2016

TWO MINUTES TO A SWIMMING POOL TRAGEDY AND A R62M DAMAGES CLAIM

“There’s no tragedy in life like the death of a child” (Dwight D. Eisenhower) A recent High Court decision highlights once again both the personal tragedy […]
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