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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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Unraveling Trust Assets in Divorce: Navigating South African Matrimonial Law.

Trust Assets in Matrimonial Disputes: Navigating South African Legal Waters In South African family law, the treatment of trust assets in matrimonial disputes, particularly during divorce proceedings, presents a complex…

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CHANGING FORTUNES, UNCHANGED OBLIGATIONS: HOW A COURT ON APPEAL WEIGHED FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES IN VARIATION OF A MAINTENANCE ORDER

L.J v P.H.A.J (HCA35/2022) ZALMPPHC 49 (18 July 2023) INTRODUCTION This case was an appeal to the High Court Limpopo Division against the rulings made by an Acting Magistrate, who…

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Equality of Arms Upheld: Court Orders Husband to Contribute R805,903 Towards Wife’s Legal Costs in Rule 43 Proceedings.

Y.M v T.J.M (26526/2022) ZAGPPHC 582 (13 July 2023) The case involved a dispute between two parties identified as Y.M. and T.J.M. This was an application in terms of Rule…

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Rule 43 Application – Husband’s wealth managed in a Trust taken into consideration. Wife succeeds in claiming R 200 000 per month.

S, G N v L, J (Case No: 2023/004861) ZAGPJHC 336 (12 April 2023) The applicant approached the court in terms of Rule 43, seeking interim maintenance and a contribution…

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