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
IntroductionIt 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 BackgroundUnder South African law majority
SUMMARY In this case, the Applicant and the Respondent were married and divorced and then remarried and are again divorcing. The Applicant therefore brought the Rule 43 Application in order to determine the parental responsibilities and rights of the couple’s two minor children as well as her maintenance and that of the two minor children.