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Returning to Country of Origin with Children in South Africa

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"Inma was extremely helpful in explaining the immigration process and guiding us throughout, including accompanying us to our appointment with the 'Police' for our residency cards. Everything worked out well, all thanks to Inma.

She knows the local requirements very well and made sure we had everything prepared to ensure a successful application. Muchos Gracias Inma!"

Gary Hamilton (Feb 07, 2020)
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Service Details

Returning to Country of Origin with Children

Available in the following locations: Pretoria.

* If your local town is not listed, a lawyer from our nearest office will be happy to assist you.


1Who is this service for?

For those who are considering terminating a problematic relationship, the presence of children born of the relationship can represent a complicating factor if the intention is to return to their country of origin.

Most countries have laws that protect the rights of the other parent to have reasonable access to and time with their children. This would obviously become extremely difficult if the children were taken to live in another country.

The application of such laws is a complex matter requiring an experienced family lawyer to assist anyone who finds themselves in this situation.

2What does this service consist of?

  • An Initial discussion with a specialist lawyer to understand the current position
  • Based on the initial information the lawyer will be able to determine your rights and obligations given the circumstances
  • The lawyer shall be able to explain your best legal options in the situation
  • Representation in negotiations with the other parent
  • Representation in legal proceedings to assert the right to repatriate with children (as required)
Support services

3Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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