(LL28-2023) How and when can a consent order be granted?


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• Explanation of what a consent order is
• Different forms to be used for different consent orders explained (J214 or J168)
• Signing of the consent order by a respondent that lives in another province – how is it managed?
• Duties of the maintenance officer defined when it comes to consent orders
• Discussion of the relevant legislation (sections 17 and 16(1)(a)(1))
• Example of a supplementary affidavit by the respondent that wishes to sign a consent order without the need to appear in court to have the maintenance order granted
• Practical advice and tips for reaching an agreement by consent
This section contains pre-reading material that you should read through at your leisure before the webinar.  The webinar handout you would find on the next tab – we suggest that you download and print the handout / webinar material before the start of the webinar as we will be referring to sections in the handout during the course of the webinar.



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• Maintenance Act, Act 99 of 1989

• Regulations Maintenance Act 99/1989

Handout:  How and when can a consent order be granted?

Slides:  How and when can a consent order be granted?

Affidavit by respondent (Section 17)

NPA Notes on J214 consent order or a J168 court order where respondent is absent

J214 consent order


(LL03-2023) How to complete the J101 maintenance application form

Your first name:
Your last name (surname):
Your email address:
Your job title:
In which your do you operate?
The Maintenance Act is the most important instrument of enforcement of maintenance in South African law.
Which section of the Constitution protects the right of children?
Where could complaints obtain the J101 form?
Give your understanding of what paragraph 15 of the DOJ Codified instructions, code family courts –maintenance 26/2015 means:
What happens if the complainant does not have the details (work or home address) of the other parent?
If the children lives with a caregiver (such as a grandparent) can they claim maintenance?
I am asked how much (amount) the claimant can get for maintenance. How would you answer?
Can a complainant claim winter / summer / Christmas clothes as part of the maintenance order?
How is the expenses split between the parent and the children? Which approach is followed in Courts?
Name 3 difficulties that complainants encounter when completing the J101 form:

Introductory training video

Maintenance officer specific training video

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