Category Archives: Family Law

Mothers Who Don’t Have Custody/Primary Residence

Posted by: Nicci Coertze About Mothers Who Don’t Have Custody/Primary Residence: Without going into too much personal detail, there is something weighing heavy on my heart that I would like to share with you. After yet another awkward exchange, I decided … Continue reading

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Tips to discuss breastfeeding at work

As the average age of motherhood rises and more women understanding the benefits of breastfeeding and knowing their rights, many want to continue breastfeeding when they return to work from maternity leave but don’t know how to raise this issue … Continue reading

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Practical guide if you have children, no maintenance, no job, and kids not in school

A comprehensive guide by Renee Jo-Anne Kruger. I will tell you EXACTLY how and what and where, as well as how to keep your kids, how to educate your kids, how to get and find food, all about grants and … Continue reading

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To register the birth of your child, the steps

When a child is born you need to register your child within 30 days of its birth and when you do so you will receive an abridged birth certificate free of charge. If you are married, the child will be … Continue reading

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Understanding the role of the Family Advocate

Family Advocate are appointed by government and is there to promote and protect the best interests of minor or dependent children in legal parental responsibilities and rights disputes. The Office of the Family Advocate is made up of lawyers (Family … Continue reading

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Removal of children with and without a court order

The below is almost directly from Chapter 9 of the CHILDREN’S ACT 38 OF 2005 (1) A child is in need of care and protection if, the child- (a)has been abandoned or orphaned and is without any visible means of … Continue reading

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The right to see your grandchildren.

Parents, you may not refuse contact of your children by the grandparents, without good reason. In so far as grandparents’ rights and responsibilities are concerned, Sections 23 and 24 of the Children’s Act, which govern non parental rights to care … Continue reading

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Can a child decide with which parent they want to live?

It is a fact in our law that a minor under the of 18  is not allowed to have any legal rights without the authorisation of a parent or legal guardian unless they have been emancipated. It is a misleading … Continue reading

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Is taking naked pictures of your child illegal?

The question comes up regularly weather it is illegal to take nude pictures of your children. Let us look at the whole perspective of this, in context. Recently The National Prosecuting Authority warned that “any image of a naked child … Continue reading

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Spouses that refuse the other spouse contact with their children.

Access is the right of visitation to children by parents who are not living with them. Sometimes it is forgotten that the child also has this right – the right to see, and be with, both of his or her … Continue reading

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