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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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WHEN YOU CANNOT CO-PARENT

In a good-enough divorce, exes work through feelings of anger, betrayal and loss and arrive at a place of acceptance. Frustrations over the other parent’s values and choices are contained and pushed aside, making space for the Holy Grail of post-divorce life: effective co-parenting. Co-parenting is possible only when both exes support their children’s need Read More

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When Divorced Parents Do Not Communicate

Background The divorce was ordered 8 years ago. Both parents are co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights. Parent A had primary care/Residency of the children (11 and 8) and the standard visitation schedule was in place. Parent A refused to communicate with parent B and frustrated/refused contact as far as possible. Systematic bad-mouthing from parent Read More

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WHAT IS A PARENTING PLAN?

A parenting plan is a written document that outlines how parents will raise their child after separation or divorce. It is widely known that children need a routine. Living in two homes, this statement becomes even more important. The parenting plan will assist your child to cope with two homes and will also assist both Read More

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How to Work with Your Ex Without Being Manipulated

Do you worry that giving in to your ex’s demands—about your custody agreement, parenting time schedules, or last-minute schedule changes—creates a cycle where those same demands will be made again and again? Instead of feeling like a doormat for your ex to tromp all over, use the following tips to work with your ex without being 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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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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What is an Uncontested divorce?

When divorce becomes inevitable, an uncontested divorce remains the most amicable and affordable way in which to dissolve a marriage. Mediators, Facilitators and Divorce Attorneys are experts at guiding spouses towards a settlement agreement which is both practical and impartial regarding the division of assets as well as the care of minor children. Once the Read More