Family Law

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    Can my child become a foreign national without my consent?

    A couple of times a year we get an inquiry along these lines and we had one during this last week; so let’s try to answer the client’s question for you.

    Below is the actual question:

     “I am a recently divorced mother and I want to permanently relocate to Australia with my minor child as I have obtained a wonderful work opportunity in Sydney; which will benefit both myself in the long term and my child eventually.

    However, my ex, the father of my child, refuses to give his consent, despite the fact that the child resides permanently with me in terms of our divorce order.

    The question is do I need his consent in writing or otherwise to take my son with me to Australia?”

  • As promised; we now look at the Divorce process.

    All divorces are dealt with either in the High Court or in the Regional Divorce Court; which courts have been specifically created to assist the High Court in dealing with divorce matters. There is a High Court in each major city; and various Regional Divorce Courts in each Region of each province.

  • What can I claim from my spouse?

    It is a sad fact of life that many of our marriages end up in a divorce; and as the statistics imply, up to two-thirds of all marriages, depending on where you live and into what social bracket you fall, end in a divorce; it is advisable to know your rights.

    Divorce is not the end of the line; bot knowing your legal rights in advance and in the event of a possible divorce is vital.

  • Legal advice and legal and paralegal services; on all aspects of family law such as divorce, maintenance, custody. access to children; adoption, parenting plans, separation agreements, and general legal advice

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  • What do I need to do?

    An often heard plea.

    Every working day hundreds of people get divorced throughout the RSA.

  • Sadly; one of the matters that we get many queries about; is the issue of divorce.

    Most of us get married for life; but many marriages end in divorce.

  • Divorce: Proprietary and Pension Fund Benefits:

    In our last blog, we looked at proprietary rights on divorce.

    Today we look specifically at pension benefits at divorce.

    To start with here is a quote from the actress Zsa Zsa Gabor: “I have learned that not diamonds; but divorce lawyers are a girl’s best friend.”

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    Should I have an ANC if I am getting married in a few weeks’ time?

    A brief discussion of the ANC and the purpose of an ANC.

    Most couples in preparing to tie the knot leave this question until very late in their wedding preparations. The writer on occasion in the past had to arrange for an ANC on the preceding Friday afternoon before the Saturday wedding at 10 am. That is cutting it fine.

    During the excitement of a couple's impending wedding; it is easy to forget about the aspect of an ante-nuptial contract. It is however vitally important that you and your future spouse discuss the matrimonial property regime best suited to your financial needs from the date that you are married.

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