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Can a minor validly enter a contract?

19 June 2024,  Jaimee Best

Many people are aware that minors have a ‘limited’ capacity when it comes to legally binding themselves and entering contracts,... however, the circumstances in which a valid contract can be concluded by a minor are less commonly known. 

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Are you a divorced or separated parent during Christmas? Navigate the festive season with a parenting plan.

23 December 2022,  Chang-Lin Dirks

Who gets the kids on which days? Will I be able to take my child to my family in a different... province or country for the festive season? To what extent is my child allowed to spend time with me at my place of residence? Do these questions sound familiar?

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Can you claim maintenance for your adult children?

15 September 2022

It has been a well held view in our law that a parent cannot claim maintenance for an adult dependent... child from their divorced spouse. But is this still the case or has a recent Supreme Court of Appeal finding changed the position?

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New guidelines set for surrogacy

14 June 2022,  Ilze Strydom

Acting as a surrogate is a selfless and generous act towards parents who cannot conceive their own child. But what... about existing children of a surrogate mother and the impact surrogacy may have on them? Should this not also be considered?

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