children

23Jan 2017

“A child goes missing every five hours in South Africa, according to figures released by the South African Police Service Missing Persons Bureau for 2013.” Visit Missing Children South Africa to continue reading or to report a missing child ASAP. Kidnapping is where a person kidnaps a child or grownup, usually for ransom but not necessarily. In the case of S […]

16Jan 2017

In the spirit of #backtoschool2017, we have compiled an ABC guide to child MAINTENANCE. It’s important to know the basics in that child maintenance payments (or the lack thereof) acutely impact the life of a dependent/ vulnerable child. M: MEANS test = the person you are claiming from must be able to support the dependent […]

02Sep 2016

If you can read this, thank a teacher! This week Legal Hero visited the Ntee High School in Kwandengezi, KZN to salute the true heroes in our communities… Teachers. Schools and school codes have become a hot topic in the news. Discrimination, unfortunately, remains one of life’s nasty villains. It is a beast that still […]

11Apr 2016

Home loan applications can be daunting. Contact us today for assistance. Exciting new benefit announcement! All Legal Hero policyholders now enjoy assistance with their home loan/ bond application process. Contact 0861 22 99 22 (option 4) or e-mail bond@legalhero.co.za. We want to see you and your family thrive. When it comes to property (movable and […]

14Aug 2015

  Child maintenance questions have been flooding our social@legalhero.co.za mailbox. We have compiled a short information piece to shed light on the many uncertainties surrounding this topic. Please note that this piece is compiled from the viewpoint of our many female Women’s Month readers. It is, however, not uncommon for fathers to be the principal caretaker of […]

26Jun 2015

 Please tell me more about intestate succession? What happens when I pass on without a valid will? What will happen to my belongings and which of my children will inherit?   Wishing you a fantastic Friday and weekend, Legal Hero www.legalhero.co.za Notes: A will is presumed to be valid until the invalidity thereof has been […]

21Apr 2015

What if I simply cannot afford to pay school fees?   Note: a school can take legal action against both the custodian (person with whom the child resides) as well as the non-custodian parent. The school can, however, only take legal action against the parent after the exemption criteria has been applied and denied. Remember […]

15Apr 2015

  Remember to set the table for one extra (sometimes uninvited) guest that hangs out at your family home. Yes, it is important to have a basic understanding of the law, as it is with us wherever we go. Let’s have a look at a few Family, Civil, Criminal and Labour Law examples at home […]

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