Paying maintenance

For further information go to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Affairs

Steps to follow

  • The court order must state the method of payment that the payer has chosen.
  • Methods of payment include:
    1. Garnishee Order
      • The company that you work for deducts the money directly from your salary
    2. Cash Payment
      • Go to the court and pay the money over the counter.
    3. Direct Payment into the bank account
      • Deposit the money directly into the bank account of the recipient, stating the reference number that the court has given you; and fax proof of payment (the deposit slip or receipt) to the court.

Applicable Forms

  • Form B: Substitution or Discharge of existing Maintenance Order
  • Form E: Maintenance Order in terms of section 16 of the Maintenance Act, 1998
  • Form F: Notice to make Maintenance Payments on behalf of person against whom Maintenance
  • Form G: Consent and Maintenance Order in terms of section 17 read with Section 16 of the Maintenance Act, 1998
  • Form H: Order by Default and Notice in terms of Section 18 read with Section 16 of the Maintenance Act, 1998
  • Form I: Application for Variation/Setting Aside of an Order by Default in terms of Section 19 (4) of the Maintenance Act, 1998
  • Form J: Notice in terms of Section 19 of the Maintenance Act, 1998
  • Form K: Application for enforcement of maintenance or other order in terms of Section 26 of the Maintenance Act, 1998
  • Form L: Warrant of execution against Property in terms of Section 27 of the Maintenance Act
  • Form M: Application for Setting Aside of a warrant of Execution in terms of section 27(3) of the Maintenance Act, 1998
  • Form N: Application for Suspension, Amendment or Rescission of an Order for the attachment of Emoluments in terms of Section 28(2) of the Maintenance Act, 1998
  • Form O: Notices to and by Employer in terms of Section 29 of the Maintenance Act, 1998]
  • Form P: Application for Suspension, Amendment or Rescission of an Order for the attachment of Debts in terms of Section 30(2) of the Maintenance Act, 1998
  • Form Q: Complaint of Failure to Comply with a Maintenance Order for purposes of Section 31(1) of the Maintenance Act, 1998