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Navigating Financial Disclosure: The Turning Tide in Maintenance Variation Cases – Rule 43(6) – B.W.H v S.A.H (22802/2021) [2023] ZAGPJHC 1348 (21 November 2023).

Facts of the Case In this intricate legal matter, a husband (the applicant) sought a retrospective variation of a maintenance order previously issued by Adams J under Rule 43 of…

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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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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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Avoiding Pitfalls: Key Lessons from a Rule 43 Divorce Showdown. SN v SR (2023/036122) [2023] ZAGPJHC 1335 (14 November 2023) 

Introduction and Background Marriage and Separation: The applicant and the respondent had been married since 25 August 2007, out of community of property with accrual. They had two minor children.…

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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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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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Setting the Standard: A Comprehensive High Court Judgment on Family Law That Redefines Attorney Conduct and The Views of the Child.

C.T v T.E.T (9685/2022) ZAWCHC 262 (13 October 2023) Court and Case Details The case was heard in the High Court of South Africa, Western Cape Division, Cape Town, presided…

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Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Rule 43 Applications: Insights from a Divorce Case Deep Dive for Legal Practitioners

K.F v M.F (10237/2037; 4001/2023) ZAWCHC 253 (13 October 2023) The Facts The was an application in terms of Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules of Court, focusing on interim…

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When Lawyers Drop the Ball: The Tale of Divorce, Defiance, and a Suspended Sentence.

S.F.S. v A.J.S (11676/2018) ZAGPJHC 1142 (11 October 2023) The Facts The Applicant, who was in the midst of a contentious divorce, urgently approached the court, accusing the Respondent of…

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Rule 43 Unveiled: How One Muslim Marriage Case Redefines Interim Spousal Support and Shakes Constitutional Ground.

R.B v S.A.E.R (2023/014603) ZAGPJHC 1041 (18 September 2023) Introduction In a Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules for interim maintenance, the High Court in Johannesburg delved into the complexities…

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