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"Denial of Contact in Divorces" workshop 2

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CLM102, CLM Building, Wits University, West Campus

Yale Road

Johannesburg, GP 2000

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Book early: 148 seats (140 booked for workshop 1). Note that workshop 2 is longer to accommodate questions. Please email me your questions ahead of the workshop so the speakers can prepare.

1:The Children's Act and the Office of the Family Advocate (9.30 - 10.15, Q&A later)

ADV. MARI FABRICIUS, of the Pretoria Society of Advocates will present on the Children's Act as it applies to divorces. She will discuss the problems that parents experience and how to best approach the Family Advocate.

2: A mediation and SALRC perspective (10.15 - 11.45 with Q&A)

PROF. WESAHL DOMINGO is an associate professor at the Wits School of Law. She is a law lecturer and former editor of the South African Journal on Human Rights, a mediator and member of the South African Law Reform Commission. Her interests include Persons and Family law, Succession, International law, Constitutional law and Islamic law. She is writing a journal article on the divorce experience of men.

3: How the Windmill is used to defeat the Children's Act (11.45 - 13.00 inc Q&A)

ERROL GOETSCH is a doctoral candidate at the Wits School of Law who founded the JRC, a child protection NPO and SoSaD, a support group for parents who lost their children in divorces. His dissertation exposes 'the Windmill', a blackmarket litigation product that “wins" sole custody/primary residence in the divorce using tactical accusations, a protection order, ambush reports, supervised custody, HAP and PAS.

4. The Children's Act and the Office of the Family Advocate (video replay for late-comers, 13.00 - 13.45)

5: Case studies in divorce (13.45 - 14.30 inc Q&A)
Parents and professionals describe their successful and unsuccessful attempts to preserve the family during their divorce, their experiences of courts, the Family Advocate, police etc. and give advice to divorcing couples, attorneys, mediators, social workers and the courts.

6: The Children's Act and the Office of the Family Advocate (Q&A 14.30 - 15.30)

ADV. MARI FABRICIUS answers questions on the practical application of the Children's Act and the Family Advocate.

REQUEST: CHRISTIE ELS is a counselling psychologist in private practice in George. At the first workshop she explained that PAS is worse than sexual abuse and offered advice and remedies. Her Q&A was cut short by time. Please email me your questions so that she can prepare for in case she can attend the worshop.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free and safe parking on West Campus.

What can I bring into the event?

Questions and your own catering

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

The Justice and Reconciliation Centre www.xe4.org | errol@xe4.org | 078 573 5046 | 082 770 4569

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