Maintenance & Majority

Introduction It is trite in law that both biological parents have the duty to maintain their minor child. It is often believed that this maintenance obligation only exists until a child attains majority. We consider this misnomer and explore the mandatory maintenance obligations that may exist towards a child beyond majority. Background Under South African
SUMMARY On or about 22 December 2016, the Honourable Justice Daffue J granted a decree of divorce in the unopposed motion court which included a deed of settlement pertaining to the care and residency of the two minor children born from the marriage which existed between the Applicant and Respondent. At the time, the parties