YOUR RIGHTS AND

RESOURCES

Here are some helpful resources aimed at helping you understand more about your family member’s rights relating to the Childrens Act, the Divorce Act, and the Bill of Rights.

CHILDREN’S ACT

No. 38 of 2005: Children’s Act, 2005.

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To give effect to certain rights of children as contained in the Constitution

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To set out principles relating to the care and protection of children
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To prohibit child abduction and to give effect to the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction
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To make further provision regarding children’s courts; to provide for the issuing of contribution orders
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To make new provision for the adoption of children
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To provide for inter-country adoption
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To give effect to the Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption
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To define parental responsibilities and rights
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To create certain new offences relating to children
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To provide for surrogate motherhood

DIVORCE ACT

Your Rights As A Parent / Spouse

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Mediation in Certain Divorce Matters Act 24 of 1987
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Marriage and Matrimonial Property Law Amendment Act 3 of 1988
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Justice Laws Rationalisation Act 18 of 1996
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Domicile Act 3 of 1992
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Divorce Act 70 of 1979 as amended by Matrimonial Property Act 88 of 1984
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Transfer of Powers and Duties of the State President Act 97 of 1986
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Divorce Amendment Act 44 of 1992
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Divorce Amendment Act 7 of 1989
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Divorce Amendment Act 95 of 1996
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Divorce Courts Amendment Act 65 of 1997
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Judicial Matters Second Amendment Act 55 of 2003malso amended by Magistrates’ Courts Amendment Act 120 of 1993
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Jurisdiction of Regional Courts Amendment Act 31 of 2008

BILL OF RIGHTS

Your Rights As A South African

This Bill of Rights is a cornerstone of democracy in South Africa. It enshrines the rights of all people in our country and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom.

OUR SPECIALITY

How We Can Help You

The team at the Law Offices of Karen Olivier have years of experience with many such cases and it is our mission to uphold the rights and responsibilities of all parents and minor children.

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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

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Rowan Mattig