blog-image

Navigating the Waters of International Child Relocation: A Legal Deep Dive into R.H v N.M (12871/2021) [2024] ZAWCHC 77 (11 March 2024).

Navigating International Custody Disputes: Insights from RH v NM In the matter of RH v NM, the Western Cape High Court delved into a complex international custody dispute, providing significant…

READ MORE

blog-image

Safeguarding Orphans’ Future: Lessons from the Welgemoed v Potgieter Guardianship Dispute. – Welgemoed and Another v Potgieter and Others (88660/2019) [2024] ZAGPPHC 13 (2 January 2024).

Introduction to the Case The matter of Welgemoed and Another v Potgieter and Others (88660/2019) presented before the Gauteng Division, Pretoria High Court, captivates with its sorrowful premise, underpinning the…

READ MORE

blog-image

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…

READ MORE

blog-image

Shaping the Future of Family Law: A Pivotal South African Case on Child Relocation – T.R v S.M (035901/2023) [2024] ZAGPJHC 35 (17 January 2024).

Facts of the Case Background Parties and Relationship: From 2009 to 2012, T.R (the applicant) and S.M (the respondent) were in a relationship but never married. They had a daughter…

READ MORE

blog-image

Insights from the Bench: Navigating Post-Divorce Parenting and Child’s Best Interests. – L.B v LAE (8551/2022) [2023] ZAGPPHC 1265 (21 November 2023).

Erasmus AJ Background This case revolved around the amendment of a parenting plan and a divorce order concerning the contact between the applicant (father) and the minor child, AMB. The…

READ MORE

blog-image

Unveiling Cultural Bias and Parental Rights: A Deep Dive into South African Relocation Cases.

The Risk of Cultural Bias in International Relocation Disputes: A South African Perspective. A scholarly article authored by Dr. Martin Strous, who holds a Ph.D., was recently made public in…

READ MORE

blog-image

Parental Alienation Syndrome and Its Impact on Children: Insights from a Recent South African Case

D, TE v G, B (015642/2022) ZAGPJHC --- (13 July 2023) SUMMARY This case pertains to family law and involves an urgent application. The child's best interests are the primary…

READ MORE