oa Codicillus - Law of persons : from the law reports
Extracted from text ... 93 Law of Persons | Personereg The legal duty of the paternal grandparents of an extramarital child to support the child ? Peterson v Maintenance Officer 2004 (2) BCLR 205 (C) Under South African common law it is the legal duty of both parents (or their estates) to support their extramarital child, provided that they are in a financial position to do so and the child is financially unable to support himself/herself. An extramarital child is also legally obliged to support his/her mother and her relations, subject to the same requirements that they should be unable to support themselves financially and that the child should be financially able to ..
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