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THOUGHT OF THE WEEK How is child maintenance calculated in SA?

According to South African law, both parents have a duty to support their child. This duty encompasses direct and indirect costs and includes educational and medical expenses, food, transport, clothing and accommodation. But how much must be contributed? The amount of the maintenance is determined with reference to the parents’ financial circumstances as well as the reasonable needs of the child.


The Maintenance Act creates a platform for one parent to apply for Maintenance Order against the other to enable the first mentioned parent to contribute appropriately towards their child’s expenses.


Contact our offices should you required assistance in any disputed maintenance claims.



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