Maintenance Matters Workshop by Nina Mensing (counsellor and mediator)

This workshop is for anyone who is a single parent, or going through a divorce or separation, and is battling with calculating child maintenance or claiming child maintenance.

Finances are an emotive topic, and often one where power plays itself out. With 13 milliion children in South Africa growing up in single homes, paying maintenance correctly is vital for their upbringing.

This workshop will cover the various topics of child maintenance as well as practical worksheets given and help for case specific calculations:

How to correctly calculate maintenance for your child/ren

How to get a maintenance agreement made a court order and why

How to apply at maintenance court for an order

How to apply at maintenance court for arrears

The Maintenance Act

The difference between care and contact

Consequences for maintenance defaulters – the civil or criminal route

Where to get help

3 hour workshop, Monday 13 March, 18:30 – 20:30, R250 per person, tea break, question time and hand outs.


The workshop will be facilitated by Nina Mensing, a counsellor, accredited FAMAC mediator and author of the book “A Manic Marriage”. Nina works in private practise, as well as at the Cape Town Children’s Court. She  is an administrator of the group Child Maintenance Difficulties in South Africa, a social justice group helping parents to navigate the maintenance court system. Nina also has personal experience of divorce and the various court processes as a single mother with two boys.

The workshop will be held at the Foundations for Life Centre, 2 Hemyock Rd, Plumstead, Cape Town. Please email for bookings.

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