While divorce can be a difficult and painful period for a couple, helping their children negotiate the changes is one of the biggest concerns when setting up their lives after the breakdown of a marriage
Attorney Gillian Lowndes unpacks the legal requirements for couples married in community of property
It can be incredibly frustrating as a single mother to juggle work and raising a child, while your ex offers little to no support. Brush up on your rights and how to access what your child is entitled to
While adultery, desertion and irreconcilable differences can be used as legal grounds for divorce, your soon to be ex-husband’s misdeeds may not necessarily give you an advantage in court . . .
Divorce proceedings are often seen as being very litigious and aggressive. However, legal, health and financial practitioners can now offer couples alternative methods to work out divorce agreements in a way that gives them more control and input
The news that your former spouse intends to emigrate, and your children with them, is devastating. What are your rights in this difficult situation?
Divorce can turn one-time allies into bitter enemies overnight. Negotiating a settlement agreement is one of the most effective ways to ensure your divorce doesn’t follow this route. A Rule 34 offer is a very useful tool at your disposal during this process
You’ve been planning your nuptials for months, but as your relatives begin to arrive, he gets cold feet and calls off the wedding. Can you make him pay — literally?
Many women quit work to raise the children and manage the home. If the marriage fails, those years out of the workplace could seriously compromise her future earning power. That’s where rehabilitative maintenance comes in
A spouse who gave up work to raise the kids is often left without an income in the period between the marriage breaking up and the finalising of the divorce. What many don’t realise is that there are laws in place to protect them and prevent this
Women are often unfairly treated in the workplace, and the high cost of legal representation can make taking action a very daunting task. DESTINY spoke to Chantel Cronje, legal advisor at consulting company, Legal and Tax, to solve common workplace scenarios.
In the South African Constitution, the Children’s Act of 2005, entrenches children’s rights to family or parental care, and also ensures that a child’s best interests are of paramount importance (Picture: Thinkstock)
It’s not often you hear activists praising government. But Parliament has been widely commended for bringing out the progressive Protection from Harassment Act.
Opponents of the Protection of State Information Bill signalled a court challenge is still on the cards.