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L.R v T.S (2023/123933) [2024] ZAGPJHC 336 (5 April 2024): High Court Emphasises Importance of Personal Service in Divorce Actions.

Background and Facts of the Case The Plaintiff, L.R., instituted divorce proceedings against the Defendant, T.S., and set the matter down on the Unopposed Divorce Court roll. The parties had…

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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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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 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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Deciphering L.E v L.A (1884/2018) [2024] ZAGPJHC 104 (9 February 2024): A Landmark Case on Foreign Marriages and South African Property Law. – 9 February 2024.

Introduction to the Case In a landmark decision that navigates the intersection of matrimonial law and international private law, the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Johannesburg, was presented…

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Unlocking Fairness in Divorce: The Critical Role of Full Disclosure in Rule 43 Applications. – C.A v H.A (5578/2022) [2024] ZAWCHC 25 (6 February 2024).

Introduction In the case of C.A vs. H.A, brought under Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules of Court, the applicant sought interim maintenance for herself while awaiting the finalisation of…

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Navigating Divorce: A.R.S (born K) v M.S.S (2427/2021) [2024] ZALMPPHC 10 (30 January 2024) and Forfeiture Insights.

Introduction and Background of the Case In the matter of A.R.S (born K) vs M.S.S (2427/2021) ZALMPPHC 10, delivered on 30 January 2024 by SIKHWARI AJ, the plaintiff initiated divorce…

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Navigating Family Dynamics: A Comprehensive Analysis of a Rule 43 Application. – T E v V E (2023/021747) [2024] ZAGPJHC 94 (2 February 2024).

Introduction: The Complexity of Rule 43 Applications Rule 43 applications serve as a pivotal yet challenging facet of divorce proceedings, offering a singular affidavit to each litigant to encapsulate a…

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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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