Barry Botha Breytenbach

Grandparents’ rights over their grandchildren

There can be no doubt that grandparents, more often than not, are intimately involved in their grandchildren’s lives and upbringing, and they provide care. But what happens when they are denied access to and contact with their grandchildren? Despite the generally recognised importance of the role grandparents play in the lives of many children, not […]

Why should I pay maintenance if I am not allowed to see my child?

Upon the birth of a child, both parents automatically have a duty to support that child. The fact that the child is born to married or unmarried parents is irrelevant. The duty is apportioned between the parents according to their respective means. S 15(1) of the Maintenance Act states that a court order for the […]