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Encouraging Decorum: The Importance of Non-Hostile Conduct Among Family Law Attorneys in D v D (2021/23816) [2024] ZAGPJHC 1688 (26 April 2024).

Introduction In the case of D v D (2021/23816) ZAGPJHC 1688 (26 April 2024), the crux of the matter stemmed from the respondent's decision to issue a writ of execution…

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Duties of Trustees Unveiled: Insights from the M.F v V.F Case Analysis – M.F v V.F and Others (2003/22202) [2024] ZAGPJHC 318 (2 April 2024).

The Facts Mr. M F (the applicant) and Mrs. V F (the first respondent) were married until their divorce on 15 July 2005. The divorce order incorporated a settlement agreement,…

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Legal Precision in Divorce Settlements: Lessons from the M.D v N.D – Appeal (A176/2023) [2023] ZAWCHC 304 (29 November 2023) on Pension Interests and Attorney Conduct.

The Facts of the Case: A Detailed Overview This Appeal in the western Cape High Court presented a complex scenario involving the variation of a divorce order, particularly focusing on…

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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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Divorce Dilemma: Settlement vs. Court Order: Navigating the Binding Complexities in Divorce Cases. – L C v L C (2023004515) 2023 ZAGPJHC 1365 (15 November 2023).

SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT A. INTRODUCTION The applicant sought to rescind a contempt of court order that had been granted by Acting Justice Moorcraft on 11 October 2022 under case number…

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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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Correcting Course: How the High Court Rectified the Magistrate’s Errors in the JSB vs LDB Spousal Maintenance Case.

L.D.B v J.S.B (A3079/2021) ZAGPJHC 786 (13 July 2023) BACKGROUND On the 31st of January 2014, the respondent, JSB, had divorced the appellant, LDB. The terms of the divorce had…

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