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Grandparents’ rights to Grandchildren

Grandparents’ rights to Grandchildren: In South Africa, grandparents do not have automatic rights to their grandchildren. However, in terms of sections 23 and 24 of The Children’s Act 38 of 2005, grandparents may approach a court having jurisdiction and request...

Can an unborn child inherit?

  Can an unborn child inherit? Legal subjectivity of a child begins at birth. In order to protect the interests of an unborn child two requirements must be met namely:   The unborn child must already have been conceived at the time when its interests require...

Litigation v Mediation in a Divorce Action

Litigation v Mediation in a Divorce Action: Litigation is the institution of a legal action or application which a judicial process is used to arrive at a legal resolution of the differences between the opposing parties. Mediation is a voluntary process where the...

Can you change your mind after adoption?

Is it possible to rescind an adoption order after a period of time has lapsed?   The legal consequence should a minor child be adopted is that such adoption order terminates all parental responsibilities and rights and claims to contact of that of the biological...