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High Court Addresses Pension Fund Benefits and Arrear Maintenance, Forfeiture Not Applied in K.B.P v T.L.P (DIV 155/2014) [2024] ZANWHC 105 (17 April 2024).

Introduction The High Court of North West, Mahikeng, heard an opposed divorce case between Mrs. B.P. (plaintiff) and Mr. L.P. (defendant), who were married in community of property on 11th…

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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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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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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 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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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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Love, Betrayal, and the Law: A Tale of Forfeiture and Financial Deprivation in Matrimonial Property.

B.R.B.M v R.K.B.M (19279/2019) ZAGPPHC 403 (5 June 2023) On one hand, the Plaintiff (husband) sought an order of forfeiture of the patrimonial benefits against the Defendant (wife) on the…

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