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Deciphering Asset Exclusions in Divorce: The Landmark Case of B F v R F (2017/5018A) [2018] ZAGPJHC 699; 2019 (4) SA 145 (GJ) (2 July 2018) and Its Impact on South African Family Law.

Introduction, Key Legal Issue, and Antenuptial Contract Asset Exclusion The case of B F v R F delved into the complex interpretation of an antenuptial contract, specifically focusing on a…

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Commencement Values in Divorce: Analysing T.N v N.G (formerly N) and Others (18159/2013) [2018] ZAWCHC 29; 2018 (4) SA 316 (WCC) (12 March 2018) and the Impact on Antenuptial Contract Interpretation in South Africa.

Introduction and Facts In the case of T.N v N.G (formerly N) and Others, the Western Cape Division of the High Court in Cape Town presided over a divorce action…

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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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Deciphering Customary vs Civil Marriage in South African Law: An In-Depth Look at Mashisane v Mhlauli (903/2022) [2023] ZASCA 176 (14 December 2023).

Court Composition and Hearing The case of Mashisane v Mhlauli was heard by the Supreme Court of Appeal on 8 November 2023, presided over by Justices Mbatha, Mothle, Hughes, Weiner,…

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Redefining Fairness: How the Constitutional Court’s Landmark Ruling Changes the Financial Landscape of Marriages Out of Community of Property in South Africa.

EB (born S) v ER (born B) and Others; KG v Minister of Home Affairs and Others ZACC 32 Introduction On 10 October 2023, South Africa's Constitutional Court delivered groundbreaking…

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The Art of Pleading in Divorce Cases: A Comprehensive Analysis of a recent South African Judgment.

Introduction In a recent case heard by the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Pretoria M.M.A.N v J.M.S (40230/2020) ZAGPPHC 675 (11 August 2023) the plaintiff initiated legal action…

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