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Posted by: blossom 2 | 2010-02-24

MAINTENANCE

I married my British husband when he came out to SA last April, but our relationship has subsequently broken down. He has only sent money twice for his son. I am told that as he is in the UK I have no recourse regarding getting maintenance. Do you know if this is true?

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A maintenance order that has been issued in South Africa can be enforced in the
foreign country where the maintenance defaulter lives if it is a ‘proclaimed country’
(including countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States of
America, United Kingdom, Singapore, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi,
Namibia, Kenya and Hong Kong). The maintenance order will be sent to the relevant
authority in the proclaimed country, so that it may be enforced. If you have a
provisional maintenance order, it must be confirmed before it can be enforced.

Bertus Preller
www.divorceattorney.co.za

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Posted by: Family law expert | 2010-02-24

A maintenance order that has been issued in South Africa can be enforced in the
foreign country where the maintenance defaulter lives if it is a ‘proclaimed country’
(including countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States of
America, United Kingdom, Singapore, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi,
Namibia, Kenya and Hong Kong). The maintenance order will be sent to the relevant
authority in the proclaimed country, so that it may be enforced. If you have a
provisional maintenance order, it must be confirmed before it can be enforced.

Bertus Preller
www.divorceattorney.co.za

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