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Family Feuds Under the Law: Decoding Domestic Violence and Legal Protections in South Africa. – J.G v A.N (A3132/2021) [2024] ZAGPJHC 45 (26 January 2024).

Background and Legal Framework Introduction to the Case In the case of J.G v A.N (A3132/2021) ZAGPJHC 45 dated 26 January 2024, an appeal was lodged against a final protection…

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Infidelity, Abuse, and Forfeiture: Behind the Gavel – Deciphering the Role of Personal Conduct in Divorce Outcomes in South African Courts. – M.F.B v J.B (5674/2016) [2024] ZALMPPHC 7 (24 January 2024).

Background and Claims In the case presided over by Naude-Odendaal J, the Plaintiff M.F.B filed for divorce against the Defendant J.B on 23 November 2016. The Plaintiff sought a decree…

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NAVIGATING THE COMPLEXITIES OF INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION IN SOUTH AFRICA: LEGAL PERSPECTIVES, CHALLENGES, AND CASE LAW ANALYSIS.

INTRODUCTION The escalating global issue of international child abduction has significant implications within the South African legal framework. This analysis delves into South Africa's approach to addressing and implementing key…

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Marriage Misconduct and Asset Forfeiture: A Pivotal Ruling in Z v Z (34253/2010) [2024] ZAGPJHC – 4 (10 January 2024).

Case Overview In the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Johannesburg, the case of Z v Z (Case No: 34253/2010) was presided over by Adams J. The judgment, delivered…

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The Unexpected Counsellor – A Divorce Lawyer’s Strategies to Navigate Love and Avoid Heartbreak.

About the Book In the intricate dance of relationships, where every step counts and every misstep matters, Bertus Preller's latest book, "The Unexpected Counsellor," emerges as a beacon of wisdom…

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Understanding Abusive Relationships: An In-depth Look during the 16 Days of Activism in South Africa.

Abusive relationships present a complex and deeply troubling issue worldwide, with ripples extending far beyond the immediate victims. This article delves into the intricate dynamics of abusive relationships, focusing particularly…

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Navigating the Seas of Relationships: Unveiling ‘The Unexpected Counsellor’ by Bertus Preller.

Introduction As a seasoned divorce lawyer and an ardent photographer, I have often found parallels between the precision required in capturing a perfect shot and navigating the intricate intricacies of…

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Navigating the Nuances: A Dive into SA’s Protection from Harassment Act – Whether reporting rape allegations can amount to “harassment”.

L.W v K.C.A (A2023-013223) ZAGPJHC 1154 (13 October 2023) Background: The appellant and respondent were in a consensual romantic relationship for a few months in 2018. Two specific incidents form…

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When Love Goes Sour and Assets Get Tangled: How One Husband’s Questionable Conduct, Refusal to Settle, and Legal Maneuvering Shaped a Divorce Ruling.

N.S v M.F.S (20/27078) ZAGPJHC 1044 (19 September 2023) Litigation History The Defendant represented himself, while the Plaintiff had legal representation. The Defendant filed 12 applications against the Plaintiff, most…

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