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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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Piercing the Trust Veneer in Divorce: A Constitutional Approach to Achieving Equity (Matrimonial Property Act 88 of 1984; Badenhorst v Badenhorst 2006 (2) SA 255 (SCA); RP v DP 2014 (6) SA 243 (ECP)).

Introduction The accrual system, as set out in the Matrimonial Property Act 88 of 1984 (hereafter referred to as the MPA), is a matrimonial property regime that aims to recognise…

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Unraveling Trust Assets in Divorce: Navigating South African Matrimonial Law.

Trust Assets in Matrimonial Disputes: Navigating South African Legal Waters In South African family law, the treatment of trust assets in matrimonial disputes, particularly during divorce proceedings, presents a complex…

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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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Cross-Border Complexities in High-Net-Worth Divorce: An In-Depth International Case Study from South Africa. – AG v YG (3932/2016) [2023] ZAWCHC 147.

Introduction to the Case The case in question, a highly contentious divorce, began when the wife-initiated proceedings against her husband on 7 March 2016. After numerous interlocutory applications and delays,…

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Timing is Everything: The Crucial Role of Accrual Calculation Date in Divorce Cases. R.D.M v M.T.M (M608/22) [2023] ZANWHC 216 (21 November 2023).

The facts of the case, as presented in the judgment, revolve around an application for the provisional sequestration of the respondent's estate, following the dissolution of a marriage under South…

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