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25 Jun 2010

Post 148 - Divorce and Custody of Children
Hi,

I sent an email to you as per your reply to my post no 148, but haven''t had a reply. My message was as follows:

I have discussed the situation again with my sister, and she told me that in fact, the divorce proceedings had not been lodged at another court, therefore her husband could lodge at the High Court. Up until now, she, together with her attorney had been waiting for her husband to sort out and agree to various issues regarding custody, visitation, etc., none of which have been resolved.

In your reply, you mentioned that there is a standard structure with regard to access and visitation depending on the children’ s ages, and that any access or contact must be in the children’ s interests. The ages of the 2 children in question are 3 and a half and 1 and a half (both boys). Could you let me know what this standard structure is so I can pass it on to my sister. Also, where there is a dispute between the parties with regard to visitation and custody, etc, for example, her husband wants to have the children every second weekend, from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon, and also, every Wednesday night, and drop the kids off at crè che or whatever the next morning. The dispute here is my sister is not happy with him having the kids sleep over with him at their ages, as she finds it very disruptive to their daily routines. How would this be solved?

My apologies, I am going on a bit here. But if you could answer or give some indications regarding the 2 questions I raised in the above paragraph, this would be appreciated.
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Greig,

Your email was answered on 25 June 2010.

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