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The Children’s Act

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013

Safeguarding Children’s Rights Through Divorce – by Gillian Lowndes, attorney specialising in family law In the South African Constitution, the Children’s Act of 2005, entrenches children’s rights to family or parental care, and also ensures that a child’s best interests are of paramount importance. Consequently, parents have a statutory duty to ensure that, in concluding parenting plans around an impending divorce, their children’s best wishes are treated as being of the utmost importance and central to all issues pertaining to their parenting. Under the Children’s Act, the law prescribes...

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