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67 Questions about Divorce

67 Questions about Divorce

. “Generally speaking, there are two kinds of learning: experience, which is gained from your own mistakes, and wisdom, which is learned from the mistakes of others.” – John Maxwell . On Mandela day (18 July), I set out to answer 67 questions about divorce, as my goodwill contribution. It took several days of diligent […]

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21 Fair Divorce Lessons

21 Fair Divorce Lessons

21 Fair Divorce Lessons (extracts from the book by divorce mentor, Sinta Ebersohn) 25 June was Global Fair Divorce day and in my book, 21 Fair Divorce Lessons (which will be published soon), I offer 21 significant elements that ensure a fair separation and divorce. Here are the first five: Choose the right process: Litigation […]

24th June 2019 | 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
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
Divorce Contributes to High School Dropout Rate

Divorce Contributes to High School Dropout Rate

After the experience itself, children of divorce face a lot of difficulties. Their lives can change drastically, and given their age, they do not necessarily have a lot of input on the matter. It’s when they start getting older, their opinions on the matters at hand start surfacing, causing emotional reactions and behaviours. High school […]

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