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Signs of a Child Living in a Toxic Household

Respect is one of the first things children are taught as soon as they are old enough for their behaviour to be labelled as “disrespectful”. While it is important, children should be taught to respect themselves first. This means not letting anyone belittle or break...

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The Affects Domestic Violence has on Children

It is a common psychological fact, that a person’s childhood often shapes them as a human being. Children are sponges, who are constantly observing and learning from the people and world around them. We, of course, want all our nations’ children to be raised in a...

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Children’s Rights in South Africa

Children are vulnerable members of society that are in need of special protection since they are dependent on others. Children cannot fight for themselves. Therefore, it’s up to their guardians, caretakers, and the state to care for and protect them. This is done by...

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What is the Effect of Abuse on a Child?

Any form of neglect or abuse of a minor will result in harmful effects on the child or young person. The general rule of thumb is to treat everyone with respect – why are children so often left out of this? The effect that abuse can have on a young mind and body can...

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Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Many assume that an abusive relationship starts out that way, this is not the case. It comes on slowly, so slowly that you wake up one morning (if you’re lucky) and don’t recognise the person sleeping next to you. The key is having a good support system, good people...

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Parental Rights of Fathers in South Africa

Parental Rights of Fathers relies on the Children’s Act of South Africa (Act 38 of 2005). When it comes to fathers’ rights, a biological father has full parental rights, unless a court rules otherwise. This is true for all fathers provided that he meets the...

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10 Signs that you are Dealing with a Narcissist

“Narcissist” – We have all thrown around this word when describing a self-absorbed person - especially when it comes to various personal relationships including co-workers, friendships, romances, and family. But how do we really know that someone truly is a...

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How can the law assist you in a domestic abuse situation?

Domestic abuse is violence between one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or co-inhabitation. South Africa has one of the highest domestic violence rates in the world and is sadly the most common form of human rights abuse in South...

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I met Karen and her team just under a year ago. Their professional and ethical services makes it that much easier to handle the circumstances one is faced with. Their compassion, kindness, humility and work ethics are of the highest standard. I have never regretted walking into their offices and they will be my first recommendation for anyone seeking help with legal matters. Karen, I have the utmost respect for you and your team. God bless

Sagina Langton

Thank you to Law Offices of Karen Olivier for their professional and expert legal representation, which resulted in the speedy resolution of a custody dispute that had previously caused much distress over a period of time to both us and my minor children. The emotional guidance of Karen and her team supported us through the court process. We are happy to announce that a Court Order was granted which ensures that my minor childrens’ best interests are upheld. I can now sleep with ease at night. 

Warren Sievwright

I just want to say thank you to Karen and team for the incredible service and assistance in my matter. I have always experienced a caring and compassionate response to my situation. Having met Karen was definitely not by chance..it was 100% a God Connection..and I would recommend her firm to anyone requiring that personal and extremely professional touch. She is success-driven and no hurdle stops her in achieving the righteous lawful outcome. Thank you, Karen…Blessings

Rowan Mattig