New Adult

Your rights and responsibilities as a new adult… With due acknowledgement to the Law Society of South Africa NEW ADULTS – A LEGAL GUIDE  Your rights and responsibilities as a new adult… General Principles Your fundamental rights Since 1994, South Africa has a Constitution which guarantees you a variety of fundamental rights. Always remember to inquire… Continue Reading

Children’s bill of rights

Every kid has rights, particularly when mom and dad are splitting up. Reprinted with the permission of AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS CHILDREN’S BILL OF RIGHTS WHEN PARENTS ARE NOT TOGETHER Every kid has rights, particularly when mom and dad are splitting up. Below are some things parents shouldn’t forget — and kids shouldn’t let them… Continue Reading

Ten Tips for Divorcing Parents

Divorce is never easy on kids, but there are many ways parents can lessen the impact of their break-up on their children: Ten Tips for Divorcing Parents By Mike McCurley Divorce is never easy on kids, but there are many ways parents can lessen the impact of their break-up on their children: 1. Never disparage your… Continue Reading

Debate over ‘virtual’ visits

This article discusses recent developments in US law where a parent is granted “virtual visitation” – the chance to talk with a child through an internet video connection Debate over ‘virtual’ visits Source 24.com Springfield – Divorce put David List and his two-year-old daughter on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and he worried that… Continue Reading

Virtual visitation

Although nothing can replace face-to-face contact with your children, if you are about to go through a divorce, ask your attorney to provide for “virtual visitation” in your divorce agreement. This will guarantee you the chance to talk with your children through an internet video connection regularly each week. These chats will keep you going… Continue Reading

Best interests of children

Sections 7 to 10 of the Children’s Act deal with what constitutes the “best interests” of children. Best interests of children  Sections 7 to 10 of the Children’s Act deal with what constitutes the “best interests” of children. 7     Best interests of child standard   1)      Whenever a provision of this Act requires the best interests… Continue Reading

Proposed Parenting Plan

This is a roadmap to assist parents in dealing with their rights and responsibilities of their children after the divorce 1.     Legal Contact. The responsibility for making major decisions affecting the child(ren)’s welfare including major medical decisions, educational, legal and religious decisions. a.      legal contact of the child(ren) shall be       shared legal contact. The parents have the ability… Continue Reading

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