Family Law

December 7, 2020

Grandparents – When are you compelled to pay maintenance?

How many grandparents are aware of, let alone plan for, their possible legal liability to pay maintenance for grandchildren until they become self-supporting? It’s an important […]
November 10, 2020

Collecting Maintenance in Hard Times – Threaten Jail Time

Maintenance arrears are notoriously difficult to collect, and in these hard times many dodgers will plead poverty. But particularly when children are involved our courts will […]
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” […]
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