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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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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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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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Love, Deceit, and Money: The Legal Tangle of a South African Husband, Wife, and Mistress. – H.W and Another v R.S (18246/2019) [2023] ZAGPJHC 1354 (24 November 2023).

Introduction The case in question delved into a tangled legal narrative encompassing marital infidelity, financial dealings, and the classification of funds transferred in the milieu of an extramarital relationship in…

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