Married in hindu custom & not registered.
Please advise .I have a 12 year old daughter. Please advise my laws with regards to staying with him and what am I entitled too. Cos know he wants me out and I am left with nothing .
Good morning Meloshnee P. The wonderful news is that you will not be left with nothing as The South African Constitution ensures that everyone is treated equally in the law, and there is case law dealing with your particular situation in which a wife in a Hindu marriage has rights and is not left with nothing, that is the marriage can be recognised with the necessary legal consequences and suggest if necessary you can approach a private lawyer and if you cannot afford it seek the assistance of Legal Aid South Africa who will surely assist you and your 12 year daughter to settle the separation amicably.