How to calculate child maintenance?

In a divorce where minor children are involved, the one area of the divorce settlement is a maintenance agreement, wherein the amount of maintenance and the method of payment is described. Maintenance calculations are often hotly debated after the final divorce and as time goes on owing to the fact that situations change, be it with a […]

Divorce law, Rule 43 application

A rule 43 application deals with maintenance, custody of and access to children as well as maintenance and contributions to legal costs on an interim basis while the parties are litigating. A rule 43 hearing is done on papers only with no oral evidence being given by either party. It is absolutely vital to use […]

The effects of divorce on teenage childreen

Statistically, divorce rates are escalating, couples around the world are resorting to divorce as a solution to their problems. Children are often caught in between and each age group is affected differently, in this case, how does divorce affect teenagers? Teenagers are at a difficult age, where they are transforming from children into adults. It […]

Divorce in South Africa

As divorce law differs from one country to the next, how does South African law impact on ending your marriage? A divorce is simply ending a marriage in a legal way so both parties are free from each other and they can commit to someone else in the future. It is valid to end a […]

Legal separation and Divorce, where you stand

It is often unclear when to separate and when to apply for a divorce.  How do you know when to end your relationship in a divorce? As many people choose to stay in a relationship and they don’t necessarily want to end their marriage then they can apply for legal separation.  A separation needs to […]