Asked by CathyV
on 22-04-2020 16:08:11
Question posted in the Criminal Law
category relating to Western Cape
Question value: R 400.00
Good Day,I would like to seek legal advice regarding a court order whereby I am required to repay monies owing to a company each month, in the amount of R3000 (as agreed to between the parties in a criminal case).I have been unemployed since the start of the national lockdown and have lost my employment due to this as the business has been forced to close.What is my legal position regarding these payments? May I request payment deferrals from the company directly? I do not have the money to pay them and I do not have money available for an attorney, and I am desparate.As per the court order from 2015, should I default, a warrant of arrest will be issued. I have a child at home to support and cannot risk being arrested as her father is not in this country, meaning that I am the only source of financial suppport for her. Please assist me and guide me through this as I fear that I have no choice but to pay the R3000 at the end of April, even though I don't have the money available.Thank you,
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