oa De Rebus - Appointing a curator ad litem - are we applying the law correctly? : feature



The appointment of curators is a daily occurrence in our courts and in particular in the North and South Gauteng High Courts where the proliferation of personal injury matters has made such appointments common place. On the other hand, in matrimonial matters it is not utilised enough to safeguard the interests of minor children, where such interests form the very dispute between parents (by inference we refer to any lawful guardian as well) and require that an independent person takes cognisance of the child's wishes, which interests, however, may not always be sufficiently protected by an overworked family advocate.


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