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Family Law Articles

The Doctrine Of Status Quo

The primary purpose of the application of the status quo doctrine is to ensure that the best interests of the children are of paramount importance.

Forfeiture Orders In Divorce

Chris has a high paying job as a cardiovascular surgeon and Katy manages organic health foods store in a prominent area in the city. Despite Katy’s hard work, Chris has been the main contributor to the families lavish lifestyle and many of their marital assets were...

We Did Not Formally Register Our Customary Marriage – Is It Still Valid?

Lungi and Tebogo got married in December 2018 in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal. Tebogo paid full lobola for Lungi and the handing over of the bride ceremony was done, however, they never formally registered their marriage. Lungi and Tebogo now want to get divorced, however,...

Lawyers Are Great Divorce Mediators, Here Are Three Reasons Why

When it comes to family law disputes, lawyers are usually viewed as the harbingers of conflict, discord, and never-ending costs. In some circles, the perception (sadly) exists that lawyers and divorce mediators are diametrically opposed.
Here are three reasons why you should consider appointing a lawyer as your divorce mediator:

Forfeiture Orders In Divorce

Forfeiture Orders In Divorce

Chris has a high paying job as a cardiovascular surgeon and Katy manages organic health foods store in a prominent area in the city. Despite Katy’s hard work, Chris has been the main contributor to the families lavish lifestyle and many of their marital assets were...

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Before You Say, “I Do”, Read This

Before You Say, “I Do”, Read This

Before You Say, “I Do”, Read This
Most people who have a traditional wedding and a normal wedding, are never sure when they actually need to conclude the Ante-nuptial Contract, if they choose this route. In this article, Elsabe Sentle discusses what a traditional marriage is, as well when the right time to conclude an Ante-nuptial contract is in such an instance.

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Parental Alienation Syndrome

Parental Alienation Syndrome

Your child’s unwarranted fear, hostility, and lack of desire to have a relationship with you as their Parent could just be bigger than you thought! In this article, Monique van Rooy discusses Parental Alienation as a syndrome, and its recognition by the World Health Organization in May 2019. #ParentalAlienationSyndrome #PAS #Children #FamilyLaw

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Online Applications for Protection Orders

Online Applications for Protection Orders

Online Applications for Protection Orders
One of the biggest downfalls in fighting gender-based violence is the court’s approach, or lack thereof, to this “second pandemic” known as gender-based violence. In this article, Leigh-Ann Loch discusses the possibility of the application for protection orders going online. Let’s hope government sees this proposal through! #EndTheSilence #VermeulenAttorneysStandsWithYou #VermeulenAttorneysAgainstDomesticViolence

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The acquisition and termination of custody

The acquisition and termination of custody

The termination and acquisition of Parental Responsibilities and Rights (Custody) in respect of a minor child is a highly emotional and personal topic. In this article, Elsabe Sentle looks at the legal basis for the termination or acquisition of parental responsibilities and rights.

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