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Feb 27

Divorce in South Africa - Successful divorce doesn't have to be an oxymoron

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Successful divorce doesn't have to be an oxymoron

Feb 23

Maintenance and Child Support - all you need to know

Posted by Bertus in online divorce , maintenance court , maintenance , family law , edivorce , divorce online , divorce forms , divorce attorney

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    Maintenance is the obligation to provide another person, (for example a minor), with food, housing, clothing, medical care and education, or with means that are necessary for providing the person with these essentials. This is a legal duty and also called 'the duty to maintain' or 'the duty to support'.

    Links courtesy of the South African Government Services

    Application for a maintenance order

    Who must provide maintenance?

    The duty to maintain is based on blood relationship, adoption, or the fact that the parties are married to each other.

    A child must be supported or maintained by:
  • his or her parents, whether married, living together, separated or divorced, including parents who have adopted the child; and/or
  • his or her grandparents, whether or not the child's parents were married to each other. However, this varies from one case to another.

The duty to support a family member is not limited to supporting a child. Any family member, irrespective of his or her age, can ask any family member to support or maintain him or her, provided that the following two conditions are met:

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