Our aim as family lawyers in South Africa is to provide legal guardians of children involved in child custody disputes with the legal assistance they need to resolve issues as quickly and satisfactorily as possible. At all times during the process, emphasis will be on the ultimate welfare, health and happiness of the child/children, and our team of custody lawyers will only pursue solutions that recognize that – whether it means that the mother, father or other legal guardian is granted custodial rights.

Child custody in South Africa covers a wide range of legal issues arising from divorce on which we are qualified to advise, including:

  • Contact
  • Access
  • Care
  • Unlawful removal

At our law firm in Johannesburg, our team of dedicated attorneys understands the emotional trauma and stress that a parent or guardian undergoes in the time of divorce and child custody disputes. Together, we will strive to do everything it takes to ensure that any issues are resolved quickly, affordable and – most importantly – within your child’s best interests. Child custody in South Africa involves guardianship issues concerned with fathers custody rights and mothers custody rights and the resultant parenting plan agreement. Divorce attorneys in Johannesburg like our Dahlia Joselowitz and Nicole Andrews, always provide the latest appropriate legal advice.

For leading legal assistance and access to a tenacious team of legal advisors skilled in child custody disputes, please contact us

Initial consultations are charged at R1500.00. Thereafter, should you wish for us to act on your behalf, a fee is discussed and agreed upon whereafter we can move forward with your matter. We promise to get back to you as soon as possible – as we are aware that these cases are often urgent.


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    Child custody issues usually include questions your lawyer can resolve about:

    • The location of your child’s primary residence
    • The possibilities of joint custody
    • The rights of different parents/legal guardians
    • Rules about overnight stays, access to your child and supervision of visits
    • Maintenance amounts and payment issues
    • What to do if your child is removed unlawfully from the area or country (also see the post on International Child Abductions where you will find the relevant application form to get the process going)
    • What to do if your child isn’t receiving appropriate care from a parent or guardian
    • What to do if you feel that guardianship was granted on an unfair basis (i.e. gender of the parent/guardian)

    At Joselowitz & Andrews Attorneys, We Understand Your Priorities as a Parent

    Our experience in child custody issues isn’t just professional – we have personally gone through these disputes and were involved in obtaining custody for one of the first fathers to obtain custody of a minor child. As attorneys who have the first-hand experience of being inside the process, we have the unique ability to see both sides of the issue and can give our clients the support, advice and legal assistance necessary to achieve a favourable result.

    Our team at Joselowitz & Andrews Attorneys understand the legal processes you’re going through, the stress you are experiencing and the results that you want to achieve. Contact us today or complete the Message Form to the right of this page and discover custody attorneys who are dedicated and driven to be with you every step of the way!



    Contact Joselowitz & Andrews Attorneys with regards to your child custody case and family law needs today!