South African Divorce Support Association Author

Divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage by a court or other competent body typically with an undesirable effect. A Divorce is a decision with emotional consequences that is, at its best, a difficult undertaking. Clients choose to go to attorneys with a variety of needs, only some of which are legal in nature. The […]

Parental Alienation is a term which has become synonym with acrimonious divorces and seems to become an increasing and concerning problem. Angry parents, through the power of manipulation and control, turn their child/ren against their other parent in a manner that it looks like it is the child/ren’s choice to cut all ties with that […]

Dear Parents, Divorce/separation sucks for the simple reason that when two people get together and have children, they make plans to build a future together. They do not plan for an eventual separation. So when it eventually happens, everything as they know it, crumbles. Everything will be different, and that is scary as hell. Today, […]

Divorce is more often than not a dreaded life event. High emotions are involved creating conflicts which in turn interfere with the process of moving on. People find themselves stuck in a situation from which they initially wanted to move away from but the unpleasantness of dealing with a person they no longer get along […]

I’m sure you are all too familiar with the saying it takes 2 to tango. The tango is a dance which requires two partners moving in relation to each other. The partners sometimes move together and sometimes in opposition, but at any given time they are part of the movement. A tango with only one […]

Parents going through a divorce/separation are mostly always concerned about what it is going to do to the children and how to minimise the impact it will have on them. If you want to minimise the negative impact of your relationship breakup on your children, you must first take care of yourself. When going onto […]

When going through a relationship breakup, the two words, “Divorce” and “Agreement”, seldom go well together. The journey to signing the Divorce Agreement is fraught with stress and emotional uncertainty and inevitably leaves one feeling like they have lost all control over their life. In reality, the only thing you have control over, is yourself. […]