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Ex-Husband Pays the Price for Secret Video Scandal. The Right to Privacy Triumphs: CEA v MB (D4460/2023) [2024] ZAKZDHC 26 (17 May 2024)

THE FACTS OF THE CASE The case of CEA v MB, heard in the High Court of South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal Local Division, Durban, involved a woman (the applicant) who sought…

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Justice Prevails: A Landmark Twelve-Month Sentence Upholding the Child’s Best Interests. – B.M.G.S v M.B.S and Others (26675/2022) [2024] ZAGPPHC 24 (8 January 2024).

Introduction In this case presided over by Justice Phahlane, the applicant, Mr. S, approached the Gauteng High Court on an urgent basis. The case centred around the contempt of two…

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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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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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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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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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Redefining Fairness: How the Constitutional Court’s Landmark Ruling Changes the Financial Landscape of Marriages Out of Community of Property in South Africa.

EB (born S) v ER (born B) and Others; KG v Minister of Home Affairs and Others ZACC 32 Introduction On 10 October 2023, South Africa's Constitutional Court delivered groundbreaking…

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Untangling the Web of Adversary: A High Court Cry for Child-Centric Divorce Proceedings.

D.W.A v C.A - Rule 43 Application (1126/2022) ZAECQBHC 53 (26 September 2023) In a recent judgment emanating from the High Court of South Africa, Eastern Cape Local Division - Gqeberha,…

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The Detrimental Ripple: Unveiling the Impact of Aggressive, Subjective, and Misguiding Legal Practices on Divorce Proceedings and Co-Parenting.

Case Study: Manamela v Maite (2023/055949) ZAGPJHC 1011 (6 September 2023) Introduction In the realm of legal practice, the case of Manamela v Maite in the High Court Johannesbutg presents…

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