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Table Of Contents

Marriage of a minor child
Polygamous marriages
Registration of customary marriages
Registration of same sex unions
Legal consequences of a civil union
General notes about marriage
Marriage in community of property
Administration of the joint estate
Protection between spouses
Dissolution of the joint estate
Marriage out of community of property
Changing the matrimonial property system
Postnuptial agreement
Procedure for making the application
Causes of divorce
Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage
Mental illness or unconsciousness
Divorce procedure
Entitlements after divorce
Forfeiture of patrimonial benefts
Sharing of assets and debts
Difference between separation and divorce
Custody of and access to children
General notes about divorce
Difference between cohabitation and marriage
Rights of cohabitants
Cohabitation agreement
Dissolution of a cohabitation relationship
General notes about cohabitation
Parental responsibilities and rights
Custody (care)
Joint custody (joint care)
Access (contact)
Children’s Act 38 of 2005
Best interests of the child
Matters the Children’s Court may deal with
Procedure for adopting a child
Criteria for adoption
Consequences of adoption
General notes about children
What is maintenance?
Child maintenance
Procedure for getting maintenance
Steps for claiming maintenance in court
Maintenance hearing
Payment of maintenance
Duration of child maintenance
Maintenance of a child by grandparents
Maintenance of parents by their children
General notes about maintenance of children
Maintenance after divorce
Token maintenance
General notes about spousal maintenance
Domestic Violence
What is domestic violence?
Forms of domestic violence
Emotional and psychological abuse
Economic abuse
Other forms of abusive conduct
Stages of domestic violence in a relationship
Stage 2: Tension stage
Stage 3: Abuse stage
Getting a protection order
Procedure to follow
Who can apply for a protection order?
Violation of the protection order
What happens to the abuser?
Cancelling the protection order
How to get out of an abusive relationship
Advantages of a shelter
General notes about domestic violence
Inheritance and Wills
Intestate succession (dying without a will)
Procedure for inheriting intestate
General notes about intestate succession
Testate succession (dying with a will)
What is a will?
Drafting a will
General notes about inheritance and wills
Useful contact details
Marriage/family problems
Domestic violence
General legal matters
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A Simple Guide to South African Family Law

A Simple Guide to South African Family Law

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By Nthabiseng Monareng. Published by Siber Ink.
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By Nthabiseng Monareng. Published by Siber Ink.
http://www.siberink.co.za
http://siberink.book.co.za/blog
http://lwb.book.co.za/blog

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