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Commencement Values in Divorce: Analysing T.N v N.G (formerly N) and Others (18159/2013) [2018] ZAWCHC 29; 2018 (4) SA 316 (WCC) (12 March 2018) and the Impact on Antenuptial Contract Interpretation in South Africa.

Introduction and Facts In the case of T.N v N.G (formerly N) and Others, the Western Cape Division of the High Court in Cape Town presided over a divorce action…

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Deciphering Divorce: A Rule 43 Ruling on Maintenance and a Contribution to Legal Costs – M Q v V S (0221062023) 2024 ZAGPJHC 188 (23 February 2024).

Introduction to the Application for Maintenance and Legal Contributions In this Rule 43 application the court was presented with an intricate application concerning the financial sustenance and legal cost contributions…

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Infidelity, Abuse, and Forfeiture: Behind the Gavel – Deciphering the Role of Personal Conduct in Divorce Outcomes in South African Courts. – M.F.B v J.B (5674/2016) [2024] ZALMPPHC 7 (24 January 2024).

Background and Claims In the case presided over by Naude-Odendaal J, the Plaintiff M.F.B filed for divorce against the Defendant J.B on 23 November 2016. The Plaintiff sought a decree…

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Unravelling the Tangles of Divorce: A South African Rule 43 – Case Study on Interim Maintenance and Legal Costs – T.C v B.C (21300/2022) [2024] ZAGPJHC 48 (25 January 2024).

Background In this case, presided over by Mahomed AJ, an application was made for interim maintenance and a contribution toward legal costs, in line with Rule 43 of the Uniform…

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Understanding Rule 43: The Framework for Legal Cost Contributions in Divorce Litigation.

INTRODUCTION In the realm of matrimonial law, Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules of Court stands as a pivotal mechanism, designed to address the financial imbalances that often arise during…

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Understanding Separation Applications in Divorce Proceedings: Navigating Rule 33(4) of the Uniform Rules of Court – M.D.A.P.G.S v L.M.D.S (2021/47489) [2023] ZAGPJHC 1373 (24 November 2023).

In a recent judgment, the court addressed an interlocutory application concerning a divorce case in South Africa. The application, based on rule 33(4) of the Uniform Rules of Court, sought…

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Avoiding Pitfalls: Key Lessons from a Rule 43 Divorce Showdown. SN v SR (2023/036122) [2023] ZAGPJHC 1335 (14 November 2023) 

Introduction and Background Marriage and Separation: The applicant and the respondent had been married since 25 August 2007, out of community of property with accrual. They had two minor children.…

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Rule 43: Navigating Maintenance and Financial Fairness in South African Divorce Proceedings and Adult Dependent Children.

Y.V.D.M v W.P.V.D.M (2021/43213) ZAGPJHC 1280 (9 November 2023) Introduction Case Background: This case involved an application under Rule 43 of the Uniform Rule of Court, related to a pending…

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Rule 43 in Action: Deciphering Court Orders on Contribution to Costs and Attorney-Client Scale Cost Orders in Divorce Cases.

L.S.P. v R.S.P (2014/2941) ZAGPJHC 1281 (9 November 2023) Summary of the Case Introduction and Background Rule 43 Application: The plaintiff (Applicant) had filed a Rule 43 application in an…

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