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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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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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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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Holding Your Children Emotionally Hostage

Going through a divorce, you’ll experience a hurricane of emotions. Some you may have expected, others you never thought possible. Divorce is essentially a death in your family and it affects everyone it touches, especially your children. Even in the best-case scenarios, their worlds are turned upside-down; but in some of the worst cases, the 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