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High court rules “20-year guillotine” on reporting sexual abuse unconstitutional 23/11/2018

High court rules “20-year guillotine” on reporting sexual abuse unconstitutional

High court rules “20-year guillotine” on reporting sexual abuse unconstitutional The South Gauteng High Court today delivered what has been hailed as “a major victory for all victims of sexual abuse”.

Court rules divorcee must allow ex access to kids or face jail time 22/11/2018

Court rules divorcee must allow ex access to kids or face jail time

Posted before, but this just becomes so relevant roday

Court rules divorcee must allow ex access to kids or face jail time The father lost over R11K last year after booking a weekend away with his children, only for his former wife to refuse him access.

22/11/2018

Sometimes an agreed settlement is better than a forced judgement

Latest statistics on the legal profession - De Rebus 12/04/2018

Latest statistics on the legal profession - De Rebus

Interesting....

Latest statistics on the legal profession - De Rebus x Bookmark By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The latest statistics released by the Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA’s) Legal Education and Development (LEAD) division show that overall the number of practising …

Cancellation fee: gym contract (201506-000377) [2016] ZACGSO 1 (25 January 2016) 27/01/2018

Cancellation fee: gym contract (201506-000377) [2016] ZACGSO 1 (25 January 2016)

Very relevant. I know many people stuck with these contracts.

Cancellation fee: gym contract (201506-000377) [2016] ZACGSO 1 (25 January 2016) Date                                              :        25 January 2016

25/10/2017

Legal Structures commonly used by Non-Profit Organisations

Legal Structures commonly used by Non-Profit Organisations An organised, vibrant civil society is essential for participatory democracy and development. There are many different kinds of civil society organisations: some are set up to make a profit for their members, others are not for profit but to provide some form of service or benefit to their members o...

24/08/2017

Another matter fought, arguments made and we await judgement. The wheels of Justice roll slowly along.

Can a 'mistress' inherit from a married man's estate? | DESTINY Magazine 07/07/2017

Can a 'mistress' inherit from a married man's estate? | DESTINY Magazine

Can a 'mistress' inherit from a married man's estate? | DESTINY Magazine DESTINY Magazine - The term ‘mistress’ is an inflammatory one – a name as complicated as its legal ramifications. In a world where the meaning of romantic partnerships is potentially evolving, what is the ‘other woman’ entitled to in the event of her significant other’s death?

Court rules divorcee must allow ex access to kids or face jail time 23/06/2017

Court rules divorcee must allow ex access to kids or face jail time

Court rules divorcee must allow ex access to kids or face jail time The father lost over R11K last year after booking a weekend away with his children, only for his former wife to refuse him access.

High court rules “20-year guillotine” on reporting sexual abuse unconstitutional 20/06/2017

High court rules “20-year guillotine” on reporting sexual abuse unconstitutional

High court rules “20-year guillotine” on reporting sexual abuse unconstitutional Johannesburg High Court today delivered what has been hailed as “a major victory for all victims of sexual abuse”.

I can’t leave South Africa with my child. Her father refuses to give consent for her Passport and Relocation! 08/06/2017

I can’t leave South Africa with my child. Her father refuses to give consent for her Passport and Relocation!

I can’t leave South Africa with my child. Her father refuses to give consent for her Passport and Relocation! What can I do as a mother to relocate with my child for work. The Father is not paying maintenance but refuses to give consent for a passport and relocation.

Can a father reclaim maintenance when it is found that he is not the natural father of the child? 07/06/2017

Can a father reclaim maintenance when it is found that he is not the natural father of the child?

Can a father reclaim maintenance when it is found that he is not the natural father of the child? The following case illustrates that a father who pays maintenance under the impression that he is the natural father of a child may not have a claim to sue the mother of the child to repay the main…

Considerations When Selling a Home - Property24.com 07/06/2017

Considerations When Selling a Home - Property24.com

Considerations When Selling a Home - Property24.com When it comes to selling your home, you need to consider all the factors which contribute to a successful sale.

Who’s your Daddy?, paternity testing and South African Law 05/06/2017

Who’s your Daddy?, paternity testing and South African Law

Who’s your Daddy?, paternity testing and South African Law As a Family Law attorney I do get a lot of cases where paternity is denied, especially when maintenance responsibilities comes into play. South African law acknowledges three kinds of blood tests t…

Is a husband obliged to pay maintenance when his wife lives with another man? 02/06/2017

Is a husband obliged to pay maintenance when his wife lives with another man?

Is a husband obliged to pay maintenance when his wife lives with another man?   A recent judgment concerned the issue whether a husband is obliged to pay maintenance to his former wife, who is involved in a relationship with another man, after divorce. The plaintiff iss…

When you do divorce, act like an adult 31/05/2017

When you do divorce, act like an adult

When you do divorce, act like an adult From time to time one comes across an stubborn parent who is incapable of objectivity when considering what is best for the child. It may well be that you do not like your partner, but the child’s …

Posts about The “Kidnapping” of a minor child by its parent on Divorce Attorney South Africa 29/05/2017

Posts about The “Kidnapping” of a minor child by its parent on Divorce Attorney South Africa

Posts about The “Kidnapping” of a minor child by its parent on Divorce Attorney South Africa Posts about The “Kidnapping” of a minor child by its parent written by Divorce and Family Law Attorney

New water and lights rules SA homeowners need to know before selling 17/05/2017

New water and lights rules SA homeowners need to know before selling

New water and lights rules SA homeowners need to know before selling The Supreme Court of Appeal has handed down a landmark decision stating that that municipalities cannot demand that property sellers pay months in advance for rates, fees and charges before issuing a rates clearance certificate.

Can I sue my ex’s lover by Noa Kinstler (Attorney) 25/04/2017

Can I sue my ex’s lover by Noa Kinstler (Attorney)

Been asked this quite often

Can I sue my ex’s lover by Noa Kinstler (Attorney) A common question that arises in practice is “can I sue my ex’s lover?” Prior to 2015 the answer was in the affirmative, that is, an innocent party was able to sue a third party…

Dagga can be used in the home, Western Cape High Court rules 31/03/2017

Dagga can be used in the home, Western Cape High Court rules

Yoh.

Dagga can be used in the home, Western Cape High Court rules The Western Cape High Court has made a landmark ruling, declaring that it is an infringement to ban the use of dagga by adults in homes.

Woman Fights Back After Judge Refuses to Grant Divorce From Husband 31/03/2017

Woman Fights Back After Judge Refuses to Grant Divorce From Husband

Fortunately our laws are different.

Woman Fights Back After Judge Refuses to Grant Divorce From Husband A woman in England is appealing a court’s decision after being refused a divorce from her husband of almost 40 years.

Jou ma se … advocate tells judge | IOL 30/03/2017

Jou ma se … advocate tells judge | IOL

Yoh. Yoh. Yoh.....

Jou ma se … advocate tells judge | IOL An advocate has stormed out of court after swearing at a judge who asked him about his late appearance.

Lawyers accused of stealing from clients flee abroad | IOL 26/03/2017

Lawyers accused of stealing from clients flee abroad | IOL

A few rotten apples tarnish the whole proffession.

Lawyers accused of stealing from clients flee abroad | IOL Disgraced lawyer Ian Stokes, who was sentenced for stealing millions from a trust fund, was just one of many attorneys fleecing ...

Communication and co-parenting tips for divorced parents 22/03/2017

Communication and co-parenting tips for divorced parents

Communication and co-parenting tips for divorced parents The marriage may be over, but you are parents forever, advises relationship coach Stephanie Dawson-Cosser.

Maternity Leave 21/03/2017

Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave Maternity leave  By André Claassen   The employee is entitled to 4 months unpaid maternity leave. Maternity leave should commence one month before the expected date of birth of the child, and the employee is obliged to give the employer one month’s notice of the commencement of maternity lea

JSC Candidates – Judges Matter 20/03/2017

JSC Candidates – Judges Matter

JSC Candidates – Judges Matter On 11 January 2017 the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) published notices in the media calling for nominations of interested persons to fill 11 vacancies in the various Superior Courts including the Constitutional Court. The closing date for submission of nominations was set for 03 February 2017. O...

Sick Leave 17/03/2017

Sick Leave

Sick Leave Get instant access to our free weekly newsletter!   *  First Name: *  Your Email Address:     Sick Leave André Claassen Sections 22 (1) through 22 (4) are reasonably clear. During every 36 months cycle, commencing from the first day of employment, the

Financial Abuse: A Silent Form of Domestic Violence 03/03/2017

Financial Abuse: A Silent Form of Domestic Violence

Most common yet most unpunished form of abuse in our country....

Financial Abuse: A Silent Form of Domestic Violence There's an aspect of domestic violence that few know about or even consider abuse. But it can be crippling. A survivor of financial abuse shares her story.

Battle of the Exes: Court jails Mom for refusing Dad Access to Child - LIPCO - Law For All 02/03/2017

Battle of the Exes: Court jails Mom for refusing Dad Access to Child - LIPCO - Law For All

This is long overdue....

Battle of the Exes: Court jails Mom for refusing Dad Access to Child - LIPCO - Law For All The Pretoria High Court has ruled that a mother could go to jail if she refuses her ex-husband access to their child.

Reasons for Divorce 06/02/2017

Reasons for Divorce

Reasons for Divorce Considerations to be made when thinking about getting a divorce and some of the primary reasons why couples end their marriages.

Unfounded Criminal Charges | Fair Divorce 02/02/2017

Unfounded Criminal Charges | Fair Divorce

Happens too often....

Unfounded Criminal Charges | Fair Divorce 7 Reasons Why Using Unfounded Criminal Charges and Baseless Orders of Protection as A Tool in Your Divorce is a REALLY BAD idea

Litigational Abuse | Fair Divorce 31/01/2017

Litigational Abuse | Fair Divorce

Litigational Abuse | Fair Divorce Deliberate, protracted litigation, with the vexatious and/or frivolous intent to harass or subdue an adversary..

Confessions of a Parental Alienator | Fair Divorce 28/01/2017

Confessions of a Parental Alienator | Fair Divorce

Confessions of a Parental Alienator | Fair Divorce True life stories retold by Sinta Ebersohn...

Thank Your Ex Once In A While | Fair Divorce 27/01/2017

Thank Your Ex Once In A While | Fair Divorce

Thank Your Ex Once In A While | Fair Divorce When was the last time you thanked your ex for anything...

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