Section 28 of the Constitution of South Africa refers to a child as any person under the age of 18 years. This section infers to children the right to a name, citizenship and care which entails food, shelter, protection from abuse, neglect and degradation. Section 28 prescribes that no child should work when underage or do work that would interfere with their education or development.
Children need special protection because they are among the most vulnerable in our society, and are dependent on others. Naturally, children are dependent on their parents and families who have a legal obligation to act in the child’s best interest. However, when these people fail, the state must step in to ensure that the interests of the child are safeguarded.
Most divorce cases that are finalised in South Africa involve children and amid the emotional turmoil and legal proceedings, parents need logical guidance for dealing with the restructuring of the family’s life, most importantly the care of the children.
Greyvensteins Incorporated works with families that are transitioning as a result of divorce, death and other unfortunate circumstances that change the family’s social, legal, and economic status. We can help you to safeguard the interests of your children and protect their rights by working within the structures and platforms for family law. We provide legal representation and assist with parenting plans and other documentation.