Moms can't deny dads contact with their kids over owing maintenance, says lawyer

Have you ever struggled as a dad to see your child, because you have separated with their mom?

The SA Children’s Act has shifted, allowing single fathers equal rights with regard to care and upbringing of his child - beyond just maintenance.

Read: 7 ways the new child maintenance law cracks down on defaulters

Jennifer Worker, a partner at law firm Shepstone and Wylie, discusses if enough being done to protect the rights of the fathers.

It's not necessarily going to be 50/50, it's something the two are could possibly negotiate between yourselves and what is in the best interest of the child.

Jennifer Worker, Partner at Shepstone and Wylie

Where you get rights of contact try and exercise as frequently as possible. If mom says you can only see your child on a Wednesday or every second Saturday, do that religiously. Don't be late to pick up and don't be late to drop off.

Jennifer Worker, Partner at Shepstone and Wylie

You cannot withhold contact to a dad because he's not paying maintenance.

Jennifer Worker, Partner at Shepstone and Wylie

Find out what are the legalities of getting access to your child...


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