Question posted in the Divorce Law category relating to KwaZulu-Natal
To whom it may concern
My partner and I separated in March. He moved out and has since moved in with his girlfriend's house. I haven't met her however my daughter has met her a few times, without my knowledge of the relationship. My ex continues to be in his daughters life and makes time to see her after school at our house or pick her up from school and spend time at the beach etc. His girlfriend is not happy that he spends time with his daughter at our house in my company. So they want my daughter to spend time at her house (he's moved in so it's their house now); he even suggests that our daughter spends a week with them and a week with me. I expressed my concerns and one of them being I haven't met the girls friend and am not comfortable to have my daughter there especially since the relationship is still new. I know there isn't a time frame for a child to meet their parent's new partner, my biggest concern is that they are still a new couple and I don't feel comfortable introducing my daughter (she's 3) to a new relationship as yet. He mentioned that the court would rule in his favour hence I'm seeking advice legally. What does the law say? Thank you.. oh also, I'm paying for everything that has to do with my daughter, and I've taken over financial responsibility to the house we live in.