Child and spousal maintenance
Both parents must maintain their children according to their standard of living and financial ability, in proportion to their respective means.
Prior to or after divorce or separation, one spouse or partner (usually the wife) is entitled to seek maintenance from the other spouse or partner. See the following articles dealing with the vexed questions of maintenance.
Introduction In an unreported judgment, the Western Cape High Court had to decide if a woman in a permanent romantic relationship was entitled to maintenance
Pretoria High Court Case Sets Precedent on Maintenance Obligation for Adult Children in Divorce Settlement
The Pretoria High Court recently ruled on a significant case involving unpaid child maintenance and the obligations of divorced parents. The dispute arose when a