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I can understand your frustrations and your concerns are valid. My view is that you should get these issues investigated by the family advocate if you want sole custody. You will have to make an appointment with them and they will then investigate your concerns and will make recommendations in this regard. It will be a thorough and long process as the court does not really take matters where custody is concerned lightly.
My view is that you should first try and go directly to the Family Advocate as it is a more personal process rather than the maintenance court. One often gets the impression that the maintenance court is abit of a sausage machine!
Go to the following link for info about the FA offices:
What should i do in the meantime until our case can be heard?
Should she still be allowed to visit her dad? At the moment it's been three weeks since we last heard from him.
I'd like to put her onto my medical aid which has better benefits. I'd prefer this as last year his medical aid membership was suspended for four months due to nonpayment. I'd feel better knowing she is covered. Should i do that without any prejudice to my rights?
I think you should not do this in the interim. It has other implications as well in respect of double insurance witrh your aid and his.
If he does not contact you re the visits, that is preferable as this proves the point that he is not interested and really makes it easier in your endeavour to get sole custody.
If he request it, you will still have to let her visit. There is a court order and has to obey same. You should also not be seen as being the cause of the problem here by not letting her go.
It is difficult to say, but the investigation phase should take up to 2 months. Then it still has to go to court. I think you look at 4-6 months before you will have a decision.
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