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Deciphering L.E v L.A (1884/2018) [2024] ZAGPJHC 104 (9 February 2024): A Landmark Case on Foreign Marriages and South African Property Law. – 9 February 2024.

Introduction to the Case In a landmark decision that navigates the intersection of matrimonial law and international private law, the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Johannesburg, was presented…

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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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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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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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The Art of Pleading in Divorce Cases: A Comprehensive Analysis of a recent South African Judgment.

Introduction In a recent case heard by the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Pretoria M.M.A.N v J.M.S (40230/2020) ZAGPPHC 675 (11 August 2023) the plaintiff initiated legal action…

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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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