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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 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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Article Collaborative Custody Divorce

Manndi Schuld featured in “Family Ties” – Wellness Magazine

Manndi Schuld was featured in the article “Family Ties” on Collaborative Law by Goergina Vintin for Wellness Magazine’s February 2015 issue. Co-parenting and all the complexities and negotiations needed to put agreements in place has far better outcomes when the divorce is negotiated collaboratively. That’s according to Georgina Vintin, a pioneer in collaborative Law in…

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Children Custody Divorce Video

Trauma and Behavior Part 1: “How Trauma Affects the Brain”

This video deals with how stress affects the brain of a child. What stands out for me is the consequences of separation from a primary caregiver at the wrong developmental stage. This is something I am becoming more and more aware of in my practice and my conclusion is that we as attorneys are just…