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Tag Archives: child care and contact

What happens when parents can’t agree on sending children back to school?

Schooling during COVID-19. Reprinted from All4Women, by Simon Dippenaar – 2020-07-27 Last Thursday night’s announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa will temporarily resolve a dispute that troubles many parents. But it will undoubtedly rear its head again The President announced that, … Continue reading

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Considering divorce? These are all the legal terms you need to know

This article on divorce proceedings is reprinted from All4Women, by Simon Dippenaar – 2020-07-03 Your marriage is on shaky ground, and you are considering divorce. You’ve done a bit of research into the process, and now you’re more confused than … Continue reading

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Physical play with fathers may help children control emotions, study finds

Research suggests father-child play at an early age could benefit children as they get older We’ve written before about the socialisation of boys and the role it plays in gender-based violence. In South Africa, over 60% of children are raised … Continue reading

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How to start a divorce during lockdown

We recently wrote an article on how to start a divorce. Since lockdown, things have changed, and the courts are accessible for urgent matters only. This means that you cannot start the divorce court process now. You will need to … Continue reading

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Stop Press! Child contact visits now allowed during lockdown

Child contact visits now permitted during lockdown

New directive issued permitting travel between co-parents We are past the halfway point of lockdown. I doubt anyone would say it is flying by. For most, the lack of exercise, the absence of social contact, and the sheer monotony of … Continue reading

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What does lockdown mean for parents?

Children can still see both parents during lockdown

You and your child’s other parent live apart. Will your child be able to see you both? If you are co-parenting with an estranged partner or ex-spouse, the first thought in your mind, on hearing the President’s announcement about lockdown, … Continue reading

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Child care and contact during the holidays…and don’t forget Santa

The festive season can be a difficult time for co-parenting families Whether you are newly divorced or you’ve been divorced for some time, child care and contact during the festive season is often difficult for co-parents. It doesn’t matter if … Continue reading

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Children and divorce

What young people say helped them get through their parents’ divorce When parents separate or get divorced, it inevitably disrupts the lives of children, and can take a toll on their mental well-being. Over time, children learn to accommodate the … Continue reading

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