Family Law

Divorce and the injustice to children caused by parental alienation

‘Parental alienation is a set of processes and behaviours conducted and enacted by a parent to deliberately and knowingly damage or sever the relationship between a child and another parent […]

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The battles of single and unwed fathers

By Marici Corneli Samuelson Living in an era where many parents are not married, not living together or co-habiting, it is important for parents to know their rights and understand […]

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How to deal with the legal forms in a parenting plan and the Family Advocate’s requirements with child participation

By Chris Maree Parenting plans are a child focused alternative dispute resolution process mandated by legislation, to assist the holders of parental responsibilities and rights to coordinate and regulate the […]

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The parenting plan as legal instrument

By Marici Corneli Samuelson The concept of a parenting plan is arguably one of the most useful legal instruments introduced by the Children’s Act 38 of 2005, purposely designed to […]

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Parenting coordinators: What is classified as their decision-making powers?

By Marici Corneli Samuelson Parenting coordination is a form of alternative dispute resolution processes in which a mental health professional or family law professional assists in on-going high conflict co-parenting […]

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