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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 […]

24th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Spousal Maintenance Does More Harm Than Good

Spousal Maintenance Does More Harm Than Good

The House of Lords in England recently passed a bill calling for a three year cap to be placed on spousal maintenance payments, heralding the end of a long tradition of awarding women endless support by their ex-spouses. About time! Why are ex-wives (especially housewives and stay-at-home mothers) so often still awarded such large sums […]

10th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Maintenance is NOT a Reward

Maintenance is NOT a Reward

Joint or Dual Custody encompasses both physical custody, which pertains to parents’ right to have the child live with them as well as legal custody, which refers to parents’ right and responsibility to make decisions and care for their child. Conversely, the child has the right to joint guardianship, which encompasses the right to live […]

4th August 2016 | By More
Maintenance Defaulters Beware!

Maintenance Defaulters Beware!

President Jacob Zuma has signed the much-criticised Maintenance Amendment Act (Act No 9 of 2015) into law‚ a statement said today. “The aim of the Act is to amend the Maintenance Act‚ 1998 (Act No 99 of 1998)‚ in order to improve the maintenance system‚” the Presidency said. The Act‚ the statement said‚ seeks to […]

9th September 2015 | By More