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Refusal to allow the other parent to exercise parental rights.

A parent should never alienate a child from the other parent. The 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 parent to exercise his/her responsibilities and rights Read More

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Mom’s jail sentence for refusing access to child

A Pretoria mother was sentenced to thirty days imprisonment, suspended for five years, for contempt of court after she denied her ex-husband access to his child, according to IOL. The sentence was suspended provided that the mother allows access to the child, in accordance made with a court agreement previously made with the child’s father. Leave the Read More

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What is family mediation?

If you’ve just split-up, you’re getting a divorce, or dissolving a civil partnership or you’ve been separated for a while, you might need to sort out arrangements with your ex or other family members. WHAT IS FAMILY MEDIATION? Family mediation is where an independent, professionally trained mediator helps you and your ex to work out an agreement about Read More

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The Trauma of Divorce: MOM or DAD? Effects of Separation on Children

It is clear that children involved in custody litigation are caught in the middle. If the parties involved are genuinely working in the best interests of their children, then law guardians and individual legal counsellors are in an excellent position to provide guidance to the parents about how to minimise the impact of the proceedings. Read More

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All You Need to Know About Child Maintenance Part 1

When it comes to our children, strong commitment and love is not negotiable.  Unfortunately, not all parents honour this duty, specifically their legal duty to maintain the well-being of their children. In light of this, the child maintenance system ensures that all parents honour their duty to maintain their children. Essential Facts about Child Maintenance Read More

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Are you Co-Parenting? Co-Parenting Case Management

Mediation and Facilitation is the best way to resolve disputes between parents. Unfortunately, it often happens that one parent is unwilling or unable to join the mediation process. This makes it expensive and time-consuming to resolve disputes through legal action and sadly almost impossible to ensure a stable and happy environment for the children (and Read More

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When You Do Divorce, Act Like An Adult!

The well-being of children in a divorce or separation is the most essential aspect of any divorce. Although most couples believe children’s well-being is one of the most important factors to consider in a divorce, a great percentage of parents that divorce or separate see conflict as an unavoidable part of the process and are Read More