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Children Custody Divorce Financial

What people are surprised about when investigating the children and spousal maintenance budget

Many people have no idea how much their children actually cost, and when it comes to preparing a budget at divorce they are often surprised by the figures. Photo by Trong Truong on Unsplash When I get to the financial discussion with clients, particularly with reference to the children, I always ask them if they…

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Adoption Children Interview Podcast

South African law and surrogacy

In this podcast, Karen Horstman, an expert on surrogacy law and a valued member of the team at Schuld Inc Attorneys, explains the legal complexity of surrogacy, an arrangement in which a woman carries and delivers a child for a couple or person whose permanent, irreversible condition prevents them from having their own child. Photo…

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Children

What to do if you suspect sexual abuse of your child

I want to state upfront that we, as a society, need to remember that it is not just girls who are victims of sexual abuse; boys are, too. Boys have just not opened up before, but increasingly, they are coming forward with their stories. Photo by Kat J on Unsplash The initial steps that you,…

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Children

Relocation of Vacationing with your Minor Child Outside South Africa

Travelling overseas with a minor child for the purpose of a vacation is not as easy as boarding a plane. The legal requirements to travel with a minor child outside of South Africa greatly curtail your freedom and ability to do so. Section 18 of the Children’s Act, 38 of 2005, clearly stipulates that the…

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Children Custody Divorce

COVID-19 Lockdown prevented children from seeing the other parent

During the first 14 days of lockdown many children were prevented from seeing the other parent. Many parents saw the interest of the children as more important than the danger of being caught by the police. They made a plan to still shift the children from the one parent to the other.  In some cases…

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Children Custody Divorce

Enforcing Care and Contact Agreement

There is an old Swahili proverb that says: “When elephants fight, the grass gets hurt”. So similarly, when parents fight the children suffer. This is especially true in instance where one parent uses a child as a tool to inflict hurt on the other parent. In circumstances such as these, we have successfully brought applications…

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Adoption Children Interview Podcast

Manndi Schuld’s interview with Pippa Hudson Cape Talk discussing adoption in South Africa

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Adoption Children Custody

More news on Dept of Home Affairs and children born in South Africa to foreign parents

Cape Argus – 20 Apr 2017 Written by : Mthokozisi Alex Sibanda No joy for my baby with no SA birth certificate Home Affairs’ response is cold comfort for parents who seek papers MY WIFE and I have been following with interest, the article in your paper written by Bronwyn Davids (“SAHRC to review birth…

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Children Video

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans

A few weeks ago we had suicide week for teenagers. I am told that a huge percentage of teenagers are on anti depressants and rittalin. After watching this video you may wonder if your child is really diagnosed correctly. Maybe, just maybe there is another solution.

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Children

Ways to protect your child from a misdiagnosis

Story by Lucille KempImage Courtesy of Child Magazine At three years old, Peter was dealing with multiple developmental and behavioural challenges and had been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with associated ADHD when he was referred to an intervention centre in Cape Town. He struggled to sit down and concentrate for more than a…