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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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Contempt and Conduct in Divorce Disputes: Navigating the Thin Line Between Legal Obligations and Personal Responsibility. – J.S.H v M.S.H and Others (1308/2024) [2024] ZAWCHC 42 (16 February 2024).

Background and Proceedings Initiated The case of J.S.H v M.S.H and Others, heard in the Western Cape High Court on 26 January 2024, under the judgment of Adhikari AJ, arose…

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Setting Aside a Subpoena in Divorce Proceedings: A Legal Analysis.

In the realm of divorce litigation, the issuance and subsequent challenge to a subpoena duces tecum is a critical aspect that can significantly influence the course of proceedings. The purpose…

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Understanding the Suspension of Maintenance Orders: Insights from – R.A v F.A (14491/2020; 14490/2020; 19594/2021) [2024] ZAWCHC 35 (9 February 2024) – LEKHULENI J.

Maintenance Disputes: Navigating Rule 43(6) Orders In the significant legal decision of R.A v F.A, delivered on 9 February 2024 by Lekhuleni J in the Western Cape High Court, the…

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Demystifying Contempt of Court in Family Law: Lessons from a Recent Case.

P L v R L (2022/016375) ZAGPJHC 1331 (10 November 2023) Introduction to the Case In a recent application, the court examined an opposed application divided into three parts, with…

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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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When Parental Rights Clashed with Court Orders: The Urgent Contempt of Court Case of Ruan.

P.J.B v E.B (5955/2023) ZALMPPHC 56 (24 July 2023) Introduction In a follow-up to a previous urgent court order concerning joint parental rights, the applicant, known as Ruan, had launched…

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