Legal rights for fathers

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Overcoming Gender Bias in Child Custody Cases: A reflection on the Outdated Maternal preference or tender age rule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