HOW TO OBTAIN A PERMIT TO TRANSPORT A MINOR CHILD ACROSS PROVINCES DURING THE NATIONAL LOCKDOWN
Divorces happen every day and most of the time a minor child or children are caught in between. In most cases, parental rights and responsibilities are awarded to both parents in divorce proceedings and both parents have equal rights to have contact with the child/children. This has become a huge problem since the start of the nationwide lockdown that commenced in March 2020. Parents were restricted from seeing their children and only during level 4 of the lockdown were parents allowed to move children between parental homes.
What is even a bigger struggle, is the process to obtain a permit to transport children across provincial borders.
- There are specific forms to be completed and certain documentation is to accompany the said forms.
- There are designated persons who are the only ones allowed to issue such permits.
- With the ongoing pandemic, the offices of such persons are regularly closed, due to a staff member contracting the virus.
THE GOOD NEWS IS:
We at Burden Swart & Botha Inc have the necessary knowledge of the process and experience with the relevant officials, to assist our clients to obtain such permit within a small timeframe.
Should you or someone you know require such assistance, please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly attorneys at our offices and we will be glad to assist.