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The SCA Unraveling the Intricacies of Anti-Dissipation Interdicts in Matrimonial Disputes: Lessons from KSL v AL (356/2023) [2024] ZASCA 96 (13 June 2024).

The Lowdown: Facts and Background of KSL v AL (356/2023) ZASCA 96 (13 June 2024) The saga of KSL v AL began when KSL (the husband) tied the knot with…

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Maintenance Claims Against Deceased Estates: Analysis of L.L v A.J.M and Others (014357/2022) [2024] ZAGPPHC 523 (7 June 2024).

Background and Context of the Case The case L.L v A.J.M and Others (014357/2022) ZAGPPHC 523 (7 June 2024) involves a dispute over the maintenance claims made by L L,…

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Protecting the Vulnerable: JRM v VVC and Another (25007/2022) Exposes the Need for Judicial Oversight in Customary Marriage Property Regimes.

The Conundrum: Validity of an 'Antenuptial Contract' Concluded Post-Customary Marriage In the recent case of JRM v VVC and Another (25007/2022), the Gauteng Division of the High Court, Pretoria, grappled…

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Safeguarding Access to Courts in Maintenance Matters: The Supreme Court of Appeal’s Judgement in VJ v VJ and Another (258/2023) [2024] ZASCA 92 (11 June 2024).

The Background: A Matrimonial Dispute Turns into an Arbitrability Question The recent judgment in VJ v VJ and Another (258/2023) ZASCA 92 (11 June 2024) has shed light on a…

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Breaking Down the M.C.N v G.M.L.N (Born M.) (1629/2022) [2024] ZAGPPHC 516 (7 June 2024) Divorce Case: Forfeiture of Patrimonial Benefits in South Africa.

Case Summary In the case of M.C.N v G.M.L.N (Born M.) (1629/2022) ZAGPPHC 516 (7 June 2024) the parties were married in community of property in 2000. The marriage lasted…

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Cryptocurrency and Divorce in South Africa: Unveiling Hidden Digital Assets.

Introduction As cryptocurrencies gain widespread adoption and become increasingly mainstream, their use has extended beyond just investment and trading. Cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin, have found their way into various aspects of…

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ADDRESSING CHILD BULLYING AT SCHOOL IN SOUTH AFRICA: LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE.

INTRODUCTION Bullying is a pervasive issue that extends beyond mere playground conflicts, affecting the psychological and emotional well-being of children. It is a complex phenomenon that involves repeated aggressive behaviour…

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Unravelling the Complexities of Customary Marriage: An Analysis of S.B v B.B and Another (6014/2022) [2024] ZAECMHC 45 (4 June 2024) by Acting Judge Kunju.

The Complexity of Proving the Existence of a Prior Customary Marriage In the case of S.B v B.B and Another (6014/2022) ZAECMHC 45 (4 June 2024), the court grappled with…

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Navigating the Complexities of Cross-Border Divorce: An Analysis of the Reportable Judgment in S.H-K v R.K (6170/2023) [2024] ZAWCHC 1 by Wathen-Falken AJ.

The Complexities of Divorce Proceedings Across International Borders The case of S.H-K v R.K (6170/2023) ZAWCHC (06 May 2024) highlights the intricacies and challenges that arise when divorce proceedings span…

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Forfeiture of Benefits in Divorce: Analysis of V G v T M [2024] ZAECMHC 37.

Introduction and Background of the Case The case of V G v T M ZAECMHC 37 revolves around an appeal by the appellant, V G, against the judgment rendered by…

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