Our expert says:
Family law expert
In order to receive custody of your sixteen year old daughter, an application has to brought in the High Court in the applicable area of jurisdiction.
The reason that the High Court has to be approached is due to the fact the High Court is considered the guardian of all children is South Africa.
First, an Annexure "B" document should be completed, requesting the Family Advocate in the area where you live, together with a social worker, to start an investigation and to draft a report which indicates that it will be in the best interest of the minor child if the primary custody be awarded to yourself.
It this application is going to be opposed by your ex-wife, or the other party, then it may become a lengthy court process and court battle.
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