Gary Da Silva

Contempt of Court Charge: Legal Tests and Misconceptions

Understanding Contempt of Court: Avoiding Misguided Legal Advice

Contempt-of-court charges are serious allegations that can have significant legal repercussions. However, many unscrupulous attorneys often mislead their clients into pursuing these charges without fully understanding the necessary legal criteria. While it’s true that there are commonly known tests for contempt of court, a critical third test is often overlooked, leading to misguided legal strategies …

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Interfering Grandparents: Navigating Boundaries and Strengthening Relationships

Interfering grandparents can significantly impact family dynamics, often leading to strain in relationships between parents and their partners. This issue is particularly prevalent when grandparents, especially mothers-in-law, overstep boundaries and insert themselves into the lives of their adult children and their partners. Addressing this behavior requires clarity, empathy, and a delicate balance between maintaining familial …

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Explore the transformative experiences offered by three exceptional men's healing retreats: Gary Els' Phoenix Rising, Sovereign Savage's Spirit Warrior, and The Mankind Project. Tailored to address men's unique challenges, these retreats provide practical life skills, spiritual awakening, and holistic growth for inner transformation.

Men’s Healing Retreats: A Unique Path to Inner Transformation

In today’s world, where men often navigate challenges requiring strength and resilience, it becomes crucial to acknowledge the necessity for tailored healing approaches. F4J looks into the transformative experiences offered by three exceptional men’s retreats, serving as a roadmap to emotional and spiritual well-being.See the Video IntroductionMen face unique challenges in their daily lives, demanding …

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The Changing Landscape of Custody: Exploring Joint Custody (contact and care in South Africa) Arrangements

In a world where parenting dynamics have evolved, joint custody (contact and care in South Africa) emerges as a crucial option. We explore the various forms, arguments, and considerations surrounding joint custody, shedding light on its benefits and potential challenges. We investigate expert insights on what makes this arrangement successful and the need for further …

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Reforming South Africa’s Children’s Act for Equal Parental Rights

The well-being of children should be the paramount concern in family law. However, Sections 19–21 of the South African Children’s Act have been criticized as potentially unconstitutional by groups like the Commission for Gender Equality. The fact that married and biological mothers are separated out from married fathers in sections 19 and 20 and that …

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Overcoming Gender Bias in Child Custody Cases: A reflection on the Outdated Maternal preference or tender age rule

The maternal preference rule, also known as the tender years doctrine, was a legal presumption that mothers should have custody of young children after divorce or separation. This doctrine embodied the sexist belief that mothers were innately better caregivers than fathers by virtue of being female. The rule has now been widely abolished due to …

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Racist and Unconstitutional Children’s Act – Prejudicing Black Fathers in South Africa

Unpacking Section 21 of the Children’s Act: A Constitutional Analysis on Black Fathers’ Rights The issue at hand revolves around Section 21(d) of the Children’s Act, which imposes specific legal and financial requirements on black fathers, potentially leading to damages payments under customary law. This situation raises concerns regarding the potential violation of constitutional principles …

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Outrage South African fathers are still unconstitutionally prejudiced in the current legal system.

Fathers Demand Equal Rights: Why South Africa’s Children Deserve Automatic Equal Contact With Both Parents The Children’s Act and related legislation are unconstitutional and discriminatory against unmarried fathers and their children in several respects. Section 10 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act prevented unmarried fathers from registering their child’s birth or giving their surname …

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Unveiling the Unjust: Navigating False Protection Orders in the South African Justice System

In the tumultuous landscape of the South African justice system, a disconcerting reality emerges: a system seemingly skewed against fathers, with protection orders wielded as a potent weapon. It is the considered opinion of Fathers 4 Justice that false protection orders (allegedly between 52% and 90%) are used as a weapon or silver bullet to …

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parental rights, responsibilities, and legal advice for fathers. Understand how to navigate issues like false accusations and maintenance disputes.

(FAQ) – Fathers Parental Rights and Responsibilities

1. Are a biological father’s rights the same as a married woman’s, man’s or biological mother’s rights? Answer: If you comply with Section 21 of the Children’s Act, then yes, a biological father has the same rights as a married man, married woman, or biological mother. There have been numerous constitutional pronouncements in 2021, 22, …

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