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012 643 0004 & 086 110 0540
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Family Law

Maintenance

Maintenance is the obligation to provide another person, for example a minor, with housing, food, clothing, education and medical care, or with the means that are necessary for providing the person with these essentials. This legal duty to maintain is called ‘the duty to maintain’ or ‘the duty to support’.

The National Assembly has passed a new law that will see parents who default on child maintenance blacklisted and blocked from getting credit while owing maintenance.

If you are not married, or you are married but have not taken steps to file for divorce, you may approach the Maintenance Court for an order for maintenance for your children and/or for yourself. You will need to approach the court which is closest to where you live or work.

Divorce

Divorce – A divorce action is instituted by the issuing of a summons. You can divorce in either the Regional Court of the Magistrate Court having jurisdiction in your area or in the High Court. To start the divorce process you need to serve a Summons. A divorce summons is unique in that it must be served personally on the defendant by the sheriff of the court.

In South Africa, the marital regime of the parties determines how the assets will be divided upon dissolution of the marriage, the assets being those at the time of the divorce.

There are many aspects of Family Law from maintenance, divorces, Parental responsibilities and rights, foster care, universal partnerships etc.

Here at WJVR we will assist with all your needs in the family law with an expert team who is concerned with your best interests and well-being. We will do our best to understand and treat your matter with the utmost diligence and sensitivity as each case is different and we value all clients.

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Centurion Office

58 Lyttelton Road, Clubview,
Centurion, Gauteng

Tel: 012 643 0004 | 086 110 0540
Fax: 012 643 0074 | 086 231 0153
Email: info@wjvrlaw.co.za

Randburg Office

Vericred House, 347 Kent Avenue,
Randburg, Gauteng

Tel: 010 001 3623
Fax: 086 433 1256
Email: info@wjvrlaw.co.za