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M.N v A.L.N (094387/23) [2024] ZAGPPHC 402 (22 April 2024): High Court Dismisses Lengthy Rule 43 Application as an Abuse of Process.

Background of the Rule 43 Application In the case of M.N v A.L.N (094387/23) ZAGPPHC 402 (22 April 2024), the applicant launched a Rule 43 application on 27 November 2023,…

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Rule 43(6), Cost Contribution, and the Perils of Financial Non-Disclosure in South African Matrimonial Litigation. – G, Z v G, J.G.C (77979/2018) [2024] ZAGPPHC 7 (12 January 2024).

Introduction In this intricate and legally significant judgment Marumoagae AJ presided over a Rule 43(6) application that illuminated key aspects of South African family law, particularly in the context of…

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Redefining Fairness: New Case Analysis on Spousal Support Where Mother Lived with Parents, Rule 43. – K.A.E v W.N.E (58415/2021) [2023] ZAGPJHC 1488 (18 December 2023).

Facts of the Case Background and Parties Marriage and Separation: The parties, K.A.E (applicant) and W.N.E (respondent), were married in 2010 and separated in 2017, a year after the birth…

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Divorce and Deception: A Landmark Case on Hidden Assets and Legal Consequences – Insights from Namibian Law: Oberholzer v Loots and another (SA 33-2021) NASC [2023] (22 November 2023)

Background and Relationship between the Parties The Appellant and the Respondent were involved in a personal relationship. During this period, they lived together and were engaged in the management and…

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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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Unmasking Financial Realities in P.P v V.P: A Ruling on Interim Maintenance and Rule 43 (027686/2022) [2023] ZAGPJHC 1345 (21 November 2023).

Mia J Rule 43 Application Background of the Case In July 1985, the applicant and respondent were married in community of property. The applicant, who intermittently worked as a school…

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Navigating the Complex Waters of Financial Disclosure in Rule 43 Applications and Legal Ethics: A Closer Look at a Landmark Ruling and the Conduct of the Respondent’s Attorney.

I P v N P ; In re: N P v I P (16768/2023) ZAWCHC 170 (20 November 2023) Analysis of Rule 30 and Rule 43 Applications Overview of the…

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Rule 43: Navigating Maintenance and Financial Fairness in South African Divorce Proceedings and Adult Dependent Children.

Y.V.D.M v W.P.V.D.M (2021/43213) ZAGPJHC 1280 (9 November 2023) Introduction Case Background: This case involved an application under Rule 43 of the Uniform Rule of Court, related to a pending…

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Rule 43 in Action: Deciphering Court Orders on Contribution to Costs and Attorney-Client Scale Cost Orders in Divorce Cases.

L.S.P. v R.S.P (2014/2941) ZAGPJHC 1281 (9 November 2023) Summary of the Case Introduction and Background Rule 43 Application: The plaintiff (Applicant) had filed a Rule 43 application in an…

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Balancing the Scales of Interim Maintenance: A South African Case Study on Inheritance and Rule 43 Orders.

L.M v R.D.M (EL789/2022) ZAECELLC 32 (31 October 2023) Case Summary: The applicant, an ophthalmologist, instituted an application seeking, amongst others, variation of an Order granted by Stretch J on…

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