(LL06-2024) How to submit your completed maintenance application for to the Maintenance Court

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Blank J101 application form  

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General documents referred to:

•  Maintenance Act, Act 99 of 1989

•  FREE eBook: Everything you should know about child and spousal maintenance before applying

•  Blank J101 application form


Resource material for this webinar:

Handout: How to submit your completed maintenance application for to the Maintenance Court

Slides: How to submit your completed maintenance application for to the Maintenance Court

Founding affidavit example: First application in terms of section 6 of the Maintenance Act

Below are a couple of questions to self-test your knowledge. You can complete the form below with your details and answer the questions and you will be sent the correct answers together with explanations within 3 minutes to your email address.


1. Where should you submit your maintenance application forms?
2. When are Maintenance Courts typically operational?
3. Who should you give your application forms to?
4. Do you need to make copies of your documents?
5. What is the follow-up procedure if you don't receive a date for appearance after submitting your application?
6. What details should you record from the Court personnel you deal with?
7. What happens after you submit your application form and documents to Maintenance Court?
8. The amount of maintenance claimed is always split 50/50 by the applicant and respondent.

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