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Best Interests of the Child

best interests of the childChildren are one of the most vulnerable groups in society, and the law places a lot of emphasis on protecting children in every way possible. One such protection is the preservation of the child’s best interests in legal proceedings. In section 28(2) of the Constitution is entrenched the right of a child: that the best interests of the child be of paramount importance when directing matters in which the child is affected.

Types of Marriages in South Africa

marriage contractsSouth African Law provides for three types of marriage contracts: Civil Marriage, Customary Marriage and Civil Union. Each has specific requirements and procedures in order to be valid and binding.

Civil Marriage:

Unfair Dismissals

South Africa has extensive labour laws protecting the employee from unfair labour practices, including unfair dismissals. However, there is a general misunderstanding of what an “unfair dismissal” is, how to prove it and what can be done about it.

What is an unfair dismissal?

Debt Collections

debt collectionsGetting people to pay their accounts (credit card, clothes or an account for services rendered) is a tedious task and is often attempted without much success. No business can afford to ignore accounts owed, nor have them on the books for extended periods of time.

But what can be done about it? The best answer - call your Attorney.

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