This is an extensive topic. It occupies a lot of our time, in the law firm. We manage cases in the High Court (when maintenance issues arise in divorce and other cases) and of course in the Maintenance Courts.
Temporary maintenance can even be awarded by courts dealing with domestic violence.
Most of the cases brought to us in everyday practice, pertain to the basic issues in divorce, such as:
How much maintenance must a parent pay?
For how long can a child claim maintenance?
What level should a child be raised at?
Can a child demand that his parents pay for tertiary education?
Is a child ever liable to support his parent/s! (The answer is YES).
We shall add some of the most frequently asked questions (and the answers) to this site in due course.
Because the topic is so vast and of such importance, we have developed a separate site to deal with child maintenance.