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Deciphering Asset Exclusions in Divorce: The Landmark Case of B F v R F (2017/5018A) [2018] ZAGPJHC 699; 2019 (4) SA 145 (GJ) (2 July 2018) and Its Impact on South African Family Law.

Introduction, Key Legal Issue, and Antenuptial Contract Asset Exclusion The case of B F v R F delved into the complex interpretation of an antenuptial contract, specifically focusing on a…

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Amplifying the Child’s Voice: Navigating Family Law in South Africa.

The principle of the child's voice in South African family law represents a fundamental aspect of the legal system’s commitment to ensuring that children's rights and welfare are prioritized in…

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Divorce in South Africa: A Comprehensive Graphical Comparison of the 2022 Divorce Statistics.

Comparing the data on divorces from the "Marriages and divorces, 2021" and "Marriages and divorces, 2022" statistical releases, several interesting trends and differences emerge. In 2021, there were 18,208 divorces…

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Unraveling Legal Mysteries: The Rescission of Divorce Decrees in South African Law. – E S v J S (2011/19961) [2024] ZAGPJHC 164 (19 February 2024).

Introduction to the Case of E S v J S In the intriguing case of E S v J S (2011/19961) ZAGPJHC 164, adjudicated on 19 February 2024, the court…

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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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Rule 43 Unpacked: Navigating Interim Maintenance in MD v RJD (053357/2022) [2024] ZAGPPHC 79 (5 February 2024).

Introduction In the case of MD v RJD (053357/2022) ZAGPPHC 79 (5 February 2024), the Gauteng Division of the High Court delved into the complexities of interim maintenance for children…

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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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Procedural Law – Amending a Particulars of Claim – M-B.F.M v H.P.N.P (5182/2022P) [2024] ZAKZPHC 8 (8 February 2024).

Introduction to the Amendment Dispute In a noteworthy case, PITMAN AJ presided over a case that brought to the fore a contentious issue regarding the amendment of the particulars of…

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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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Unlocking Fairness in Divorce: The Critical Role of Full Disclosure in Rule 43 Applications. – C.A v H.A (5578/2022) [2024] ZAWCHC 25 (6 February 2024).

Introduction In the case of C.A vs. H.A, brought under Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules of Court, the applicant sought interim maintenance for herself while awaiting the finalisation of…

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