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

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

MAINTENANCE: THE GRANDPARENTS DUTY OF SUPPORT

Section 28(1)(c) of the Constitution provides that every child has the right to basic nutrition, shelter, basic health care services and social services.  In addition our common law provides that both parents have a legal duty to support their children … Continue reading

CHILDREN IN NEED OF CARE AND PROTECTION – WHAT CAN YOU DO?

It is common knowledge that one of the greatest ills plaguing our democracy is the neglect and abuse of children. Our Constitution entrenches children’s rights in our society, which include the right to safety and security, and parliament has given … Continue reading