Barry Botha Breytenbach

I can no longer afford to pay maintenance, what should I do?

Many of us are still recovering from the harsh effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of us are faced with the issue of not being able to meet our financial obligations. One such obligation could be a maintenance order. South African law, imposes harsh sanctions on maintenance debtors who fail to adhere to their maintenance […]

How are maintenance orders granted during a divorce?

The court may grant an order that one party should pay the other party spousal maintenance during and after divorce proceedings. Whether a spouse is entitled to receive spousal maintenance rests in the hands of the court and is regulated by section 7 of the Divorce Act 70 of 1979. The parties can opt to settle […]