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REFUSING A PARENT CONTACT AND ACCESS TO THEIR CHILDREN

A parent should never alienate a child from the other parent. The Children’s Act contains certain provisions that aim to prevent one parent from frustrating the exercise of responsibilities and rights by the other parent. Any parent who has care of a child and refuses to allow the other

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THE 3 TYPES OF DIVORCE IN SOUTH AFRICA

THE 3 TYPES OF DIVORCE IN SOUTH AFRICA

There are essentially 3 types of divorce in South Africa. The types of divorce procedure profoundly affects the practical matters of: How long the divorce procedure will take to finalise How much the divorce procedure will cost Divorce is one of the most powerfully stressful experiences that humans can

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CHANGING YOUR MATRIMONIAL PROPERTY REGIME

CHANGING YOUR MATRIMONIAL PROPERTY REGIME

The Matrimonial Property Act provides that a husband and wife may apply jointly to the High Court for leave to amend their matrimonial property regime. In order for the parties to change their matrimonial property system, the act mentions the following requirements: Notice of the application must be given

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VACCINATING CHILDREN FOR COVID-19

On 20 October 2021, The Department of Health in South Africa started with the registration and vaccination of children aged 12- 17 years old with the Pfizer vaccine in line with the guidelines from the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Vaccines. ​What does the law say regarding children? Constitution of

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HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN WHEN THE OTHER PARENT IS A NARCISSIST

HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN WHEN THE OTHER PARENT IS A NARCISSIST

It is exceptionally difficult to watch your children being emotionally manipulated by a narcissistic parent. It is a complicated situation and difficult to know how to respond. There are a number of steps you can take to protect your children from a narcissistic parent. Some steps will involve just

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HOW TO NOT LET MONEY RUIN YOUR HAPPY MARRIAGE

HOW TO NOT LET MONEY RUIN YOUR HAPPY MARRIAGE

Money is a huge factor in life and especially in marriage, it is one of the most common reasons for divorce or for issues in marriage, which most of the time could be avoided if it had been dealt with better or if the other spouse had been more

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BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOME? STEPS INVOLVED IN THE TRANSFER PROCESS

When selling, buying and transferring property from the seller’s name to the purchaser’s name the process is dealt with by a conveyancing attorney. All parties involved in the transfer process: 1- The Seller (The Transferor)                                                              2- The Purchaser (The Transferee)                                     3- Estate Agents (Where Applicable)                                         4- Transferring Attorneys                                5-

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REBUILDING YOUR FINANCES AFTER DIVORCE

Divorce is one of the most traumatic events a person can go through. It invokes emotions such as hurt, anger and disappointment that are hard to control, and it can take a long time to recover fully. Everyone knows how frustrating and emotionally difficult divorce can be, but often

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SAME SEX PARTNERSHIPS

Like any other heterosexual relationship, there is no law regulating same-sex relationships. Legal consequences only become applicable when: a same-sex relationship becomes more permanent and develops into a same-sex life partnership, not formalised through the Civil Union Act; the parties in a same-sex relationship get married in terms of

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