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Understanding Rule 43 Applications in South African Family Law. – A.J.K v J.J.L.K (3831/2023) [2024] ZAFSHC 52 (19 February 2024).

Introduction and Facts of the Application The case judgement delivered on 19 February 2024 by M.T. Jordaan, AJ, concerns an opposed Rule 43 application within the context of ongoing matrimonial…

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Unraveling Legal Mysteries: The Rescission of Divorce Decrees in South African Law. – E S v J S (2011/19961) [2024] ZAGPJHC 164 (19 February 2024).

Introduction to the Case of E S v J S In the intriguing case of E S v J S (2011/19961) ZAGPJHC 164, adjudicated on 19 February 2024, the court…

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Deciphering Divorce: A Rule 43 Ruling on Maintenance and a Contribution to Legal Costs – M Q v V S (0221062023) 2024 ZAGPJHC 188 (23 February 2024).

Introduction to the Application for Maintenance and Legal Contributions In this Rule 43 application the court was presented with an intricate application concerning the financial sustenance and legal cost contributions…

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Expanding Family Boundaries: Navigating Non-Biological Guardianship Rights – R.C v H.S.C (A5033/22) [2023] ZAGPJHC 219; 2023 (4) SA 231 (GJ).

1. Introduction In this case the High Court delved deeply into the intricacies of guardianship, contact, and care rights under the Children's Act, with a keen focus on the welfare…

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Deciphering the Legal Labyrinth: T.R v S.M (035901/2023) [2024] ZAGPJHC 1745 (21 February 2024) and the Intricacies of Family Law Appeals

Background In a recent judgment by the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court in Johannesburg, the case between T.R. (Applicant) and S.M. (Respondent) was deliberated. The Applicant sought leave…

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Navigating Child Custody Appeals: Insights from: KA v KN (A2023/055189) [2024] ZAGPJHC 147 (21 February 2024) and the Paramountcy of the Child’s Best Interests.

In a case heard by the Gauteng Division of the High Court in Johannesburg, an appeal was lodged against a contact order originally granted by the Children’s Court in Randburg.…

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Contempt and Conduct in Divorce Disputes: Navigating the Thin Line Between Legal Obligations and Personal Responsibility. – J.S.H v M.S.H and Others (1308/2024) [2024] ZAWCHC 42 (16 February 2024).

Background and Proceedings Initiated The case of J.S.H v M.S.H and Others, heard in the Western Cape High Court on 26 January 2024, under the judgment of Adhikari AJ, arose…

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Setting Aside a Subpoena in Divorce Proceedings: A Legal Analysis.

In the realm of divorce litigation, the issuance and subsequent challenge to a subpoena duces tecum is a critical aspect that can significantly influence the course of proceedings. The purpose…

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Rule 43 Unpacked: Navigating Interim Maintenance in MD v RJD (053357/2022) [2024] ZAGPPHC 79 (5 February 2024).

Introduction In the case of MD v RJD (053357/2022) ZAGPPHC 79 (5 February 2024), the Gauteng Division of the High Court delved into the complexities of interim maintenance for children…

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Understanding the Suspension of Maintenance Orders: Insights from – R.A v F.A (14491/2020; 14490/2020; 19594/2021) [2024] ZAWCHC 35 (9 February 2024) – LEKHULENI J.

Maintenance Disputes: Navigating Rule 43(6) Orders In the significant legal decision of R.A v F.A, delivered on 9 February 2024 by Lekhuleni J in the Western Cape High Court, the…

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