maintenance

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10Dec 2014

Tell me more about paternity testing, please? www.legalhero.co.za Notes: During a maintenance inquiry, it is fairly common for a party to allege that they are in fact, not the biological parent and are therefore not liable to pay maintenance. It is then when the Maintenance Court needs to  step in to help determine paternity.  Presumptions and/ […]