Lexis® Practical Guidance: Family Law

Family Law

Practical Guidance Family Law covers the essential information and easy-to-use resources needed to effectively deal with family law matters in South Africa. Users have access to practical aids and detailed guidance on processes involved in every step of the marital relationship from selecting a matrimonial regime to instituting divorce proceedings. Practical Guidance Family Law also covers all aspects of family matters including paternity disputes, child and spousal maintenance, Children's Court matters and other more unusual aspects of family law such as international child abduction, adoption, surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology.

  • Birth
  • Marriage
  • The dissolution of marriage by death and annulment
  • The dissolution of marriage by divorce
  • Children
  • Maintenance
  • Domestic violence and harassment
  • Death
  • Abduction
  • Adoption
  • More than 55 Topics
  • Over 160 Guidance Notes
  • In excess of 125 Forms, Precedents and Checklists
  • Up-to-date Legislation & Case Law
  • Commentary references
  • Other Useful Resources such as flowcharts, external websites and additional readings
  • Antenuptial contracts
  • Surrogacy agreements
  • Summons
  • Particulars of claim
  • Affidavits
  • Settlement agreements
  • Parental responsibilities and rights agreement
  • Rule 43 application
  • Application for a protection order
  • Official government forms