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October Give-Away 2018

October Give-Away 2018

Here is our Give-Away for October 2018 Financial dependence / independence is probably one of our biggest concerns during divorce. Ilze Alberts, author of PASSING the TORCH has generously donated two autographed copies of her book, one of which will be kept in our Library and the other one will be given away in a lucky […]

25th October 2018 | By More
Claiming Maintenance Outside South Africa

Claiming Maintenance Outside South Africa

South Africa has reciprocal enforcement agreements with several countries, so maintenance can be claimed from a person living in those countries. Where one of the parties reside in a proclaimed country or territory under this agreement, the process of claiming maintenance between the two countries can be followed through diplomatic channels. It takes approximately 12 […]

14th August 2018 | By | Reply More
Divorce by Occupation

Divorce by Occupation

A recent study using data from a 2015 American community survey, revealed statistics about the relation between different occupations and the divorce rate. Some jobs do have higher divorce rates than others. Although people tend to stay single longer and marry later in life or not at all, the divorce rate remains high all over […]

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Organised Communication for Divorced Parents

Organised Communication for Divorced Parents

Not only will this tool simplify your life as a single parent, it will reduce conflict and make your children happy! It is already being used by more than 100 000 families in over 100 countries worldwide. . . 2Houses helps you to organise your schedule and keep track of all activities, manage your expenses […]

14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Children’s Rights to Parental Care Protected, but at Whose Expense?

Children’s Rights to Parental Care Protected, but at Whose Expense?

Sport24 article refers: Ex-Proteas star Cullinan convicted over child maintenance The good news is that two children’s basic right to parental care from both parents, have finally been protected by the court, as it should be. But the bad news is that the State neglected its duty to protect children’s rights in the first place: […]

8th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Stop Paying Maintenance at Retirement

Stop Paying Maintenance at Retirement

Many payors of spousal support assume that when they retire, their obligation to pay support will stop. After all, each of the parties will have received their share of the assets accumulated during the relationship, including the retirement savings and pension. Payors frequently assume that each spouse is thus responsible for planning for his or […]

7th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Prevent Divorce from Ruining Your Finances

Prevent Divorce from Ruining Your Finances

Plenty of people go through the process each year of dissolving their marriages, splitting their assets and making custodial arrangements for their children. While every divorce situation is unique, separating spouses should do the following 10 things to up their odds of coming out of the proceedings on financially stable ground. 1. Take stock of […]

28th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Children of Single Parents Need Support from Courts

Children of Single Parents Need Support from Courts

Single mothers are not the ones in need of support from courts – our Children are the ones who desperately need support from our courts. News24 article, ‘Single mothers need support from courts’, 2017-08-01, by Aishah Cassiem refers: If a single mother is raising her child without the financial support of the child’s father, it […]

16th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Why You Need to Use Parenting Plan Software

Why You Need to Use Parenting Plan Software

Even the most drama free divorces can turn ugly at any point in time. While this is a problem for couples without children, when children are involved it can be even more complicated. Any couple that is or has gone through a divorce with children knows they need a parenting plan. One of the major […]

7th June 2017 | By | Reply More
10 Financial Steps to Simplify Your Divorce

10 Financial Steps to Simplify Your Divorce

When we are young and in love, we find it difficult to relate to ourselves growing old and prefer not to think about the possibility of our marriages failing. It is easy to cast aside any misgivings about the future when we are starry-eyed and fearless. However, when we approach mid-life and face divorce, a […]

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