Welfare of children in divorce proceedings

In divorce proceedings, the welfare of the children to a marriage is often the paramount consideration. A person is a “child” if he is under 21 years of age.   In general, the court will be slow to grant any judgment of divorce or nullity of marriage...

How to file for divorce

What is a divorce? A divorce is a legal procedure that ends a marriage. It takes place as a 2 step process: 1. The first stage will determine whether you qualify to get a divorce; 2. The second stage will determine other ancillary matters such as child care...

Access to a child after divorce

Access refers to the periods during which the parent who does not have care and control of the child is granted time to spend with the child. When custody or care and control is given to one parent, the other parent is usually also permitted...

Common myths about divorce

This is a discussion about the most common myths and misconceptions people may have about divorce, and the impact it might have on your life. Divorce rates are climbing higher than ever, yet do people really know what is in store for them when they...

Custody of a child after divorce

What is custody? Custody refers to the legal decision-making authority in the life of a child. The decision-making authority is usually in regard to major life issues such as religion, education, health and other activities. Other concepts which might be relevant include care and control, and...

How are assets divided upon divorce?

After the divorce has been granted, it will be the ancillary stage where matters such as asset division are decided by the court. At the ancillary stage, the court will divide assets between parties as well as make orders as to the division of the...