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E.L.B v A.V.M (7521/24) [2024] ZAWCHC 132: Implications for Urgent Child Relocation Applications.

Background and Context of E.L.B v A.V.M (7521/24) ZAWCHC 132 The Western Cape Division of the High Court of South Africa was tasked with resolving a highly contentious and urgent…

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Navigating Family Dynamics: A Comprehensive Analysis of a Rule 43 Application. – T E v V E (2023/021747) [2024] ZAGPJHC 94 (2 February 2024).

Introduction: The Complexity of Rule 43 Applications Rule 43 applications serve as a pivotal yet challenging facet of divorce proceedings, offering a singular affidavit to each litigant to encapsulate a…

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Divorce Dilemma: Settlement vs. Court Order: Navigating the Binding Complexities in Divorce Cases. – L C v L C (2023004515) 2023 ZAGPJHC 1365 (15 November 2023).

SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT A. INTRODUCTION The applicant sought to rescind a contempt of court order that had been granted by Acting Justice Moorcraft on 11 October 2022 under case number…

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When Love Goes Sour and Assets Get Tangled: How One Husband’s Questionable Conduct, Refusal to Settle, and Legal Maneuvering Shaped a Divorce Ruling.

N.S v M.F.S (20/27078) ZAGPJHC 1044 (19 September 2023) Litigation History The Defendant represented himself, while the Plaintiff had legal representation. The Defendant filed 12 applications against the Plaintiff, most…

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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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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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Correcting Course: How the High Court Rectified the Magistrate’s Errors in the JSB vs LDB Spousal Maintenance Case.

L.D.B v J.S.B (A3079/2021) ZAGPJHC 786 (13 July 2023) BACKGROUND On the 31st of January 2014, the respondent, JSB, had divorced the appellant, LDB. The terms of the divorce had…

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