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What is a Parenting Plan?

What is a Parenting Plan?

The Children’s Act offers parenting plans as a method to assist parents with how to exercise their parental responsibilities and rights after separation or divorce. Parenting plans are a relatively new concept in South Africa, but are already popular in countries such as the United States and Australia, and in certain European countries. A parenting […]

24th March 2015 | By More
Safety Tips for Visitation

Safety Tips for Visitation

Your kids are going to visit your ex regularly and if the level of safety consciousness is not quite the same as yours, this is for you. Instead of getting furious and having another unresolved argument because the other party simply doesn’t get it, why don’t you rather teach your kids some basic emergency tips […]

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A – Z of True Happiness

A – Z of True Happiness

                      Compiled from an article by Mike Oppland, which originally appeared on Lifehack Posted by Sinta Ebersohn (Creator of fairdivorce.co.za – Stellenbosch)

24th March 2015 | By More
Why Divorce Made Me a Better Parent

Why Divorce Made Me a Better Parent

Divorce sucks. It doesn’t matter if you were the divorcer or the divorcee, it doesn’t matter who was at fault, none of that matters – what does matter is that it’s a time in your life when you are forced to hit a reset button. You can choose to use that reset button for good […]

24th March 2015 | By More
7 Lessons about Divorce

7 Lessons about Divorce

I was lucky to have had (and still have) a tight network of close family and friends who helped guide me through this difficult period, people who offered me comfort, advice and a shoulder to cry on when I needed one the most. Whether it was insight about marriage or life after divorce, their wisdom […]

23rd March 2015 | By More
Unfounded Criminal Charges

Unfounded Criminal Charges

.  7 Reasons Why Using Unfounded Criminal Charges and Baseless Orders of Protection as A Tool in Your Divorce is a REALLY BAD idea. . . Doing this escalates the conflict in your case one thousand fold. You might as well throw gasoline on a fire. After you have your spouse arrested and/or thrown out of […]

23rd March 2015 | By More
10 Superfoods for Stress Relief

10 Superfoods for Stress Relief

Learning to control our stress by employing stress management techniques and adopting foods in our diet for optimal stress and anxiety reduction, can improve our overall health and wellness.  These small lifestyle adjustments can make a big difference. Asparagus This green veggie is high in folic acid, which can help stabilize your mood. When you’re […]

20th March 2015 | By More
Divorce can be toxic to childhood

Divorce can be toxic to childhood

British writer and education consultant, Sue Palmer, writes in her book Toxic Childhood, that children with divorced parents perform significantly worse than others, on academic tests. They display more conduct problems, poorer psychological adjustment, lower self-esteem and weaker social relationships. This is reflected in tears and tantrums, regression to immature behaviour and “the all-too familiar […]

20th March 2015 | By More
How does Mediation differ from Collaborative Law?

How does Mediation differ from Collaborative Law?

In mediation, an impartial third party, who acts as the mediator, assists the parties with their negotiations and tries to help them settle their dispute. The mediator does not have to be an attorney and cannot act as an advocate for either side or give either party legal advice. In other words, if an agreement […]

19th March 2015 | By More
3 Major Perks Of My Parents’ Divorce

3 Major Perks Of My Parents’ Divorce

I was recently at a dinner party among people I didn’t know very well (note to self: stop doing that), when the topic somehow turned to grown children of divorce. One of the guests made a comment along the lines of how she thought it made total sense that children of divorce would grow up […]

19th March 2015 | By More