SHARED RESIDENCY: DOES IT WORK FOR EVERYONE?

It has been a long accepted practice that when parties separate or divorce, any minor children that were born during the relationship or marriage will primarily reside with one parent, usually the mother, while the other parent, usually the father, … Continue reading

SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPS, MARRIAGE AND INHERITANCE

On 30 November 2006 South Africa became the fifth nation to allow gay or lesbian couples to marry by promulgating the Civil Unions Act, 17 of 2006, which now entitles same-sex couples to conclude civil marriages or unions in South … Continue reading

SURROGATE MOTHERHOOD – A LEGAL PROSPECT

Throughout human history people who have been unable to conceive a child themselves have often relied on other women to bear a child for them to raise. This practice is called surrogacy and was first allowed as a legal practice … Continue reading

CHILDREN – THE RIGHTS OF CONTACT OF GRANDPARENTS

In our modern world filled with married, unmarried, separated and/or divorced parents much has been said about the relationship between parents and children, and the exercise of parental rights and responsibilities that may stem from such a relationship. What is … Continue reading