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Balancing Parental Rights and the Best Interests of the Child in High-Conflict Care and Contact Cases. – TH v CH (14667/2022) [2024] ZAWCHC 100 (9 April 2024).

Introduction In TH v CH (14667/2022) ZAWCHC 100 (9 April 2024), the Western Cape High Court heard a case between divorced parents, TH (the father and applicant) and CH (the…

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High Court Addresses Pension Fund Benefits and Arrear Maintenance, Forfeiture Not Applied in K.B.P v T.L.P (DIV 155/2014) [2024] ZANWHC 105 (17 April 2024).

Introduction The High Court of North West, Mahikeng, heard an opposed divorce case between Mrs. B.P. (plaintiff) and Mr. L.P. (defendant), who were married in community of property on 11th…

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Unraveling Trust Assets in Divorce: Navigating South African Matrimonial Law.

Trust Assets in Matrimonial Disputes: Navigating South African Legal Waters In South African family law, the treatment of trust assets in matrimonial disputes, particularly during divorce proceedings, presents a complex…

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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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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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Dysfunction in South Africa’s Family Law System: Insights from a Groundbreaking Report. – March 2024.

Introduction South Africa is renowned for having some of the most progressive family law legislation in the world, including the Children's Act 38 of 2005, the Domestic Violence Act 116…

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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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Deciphering the Best Interests: A Legal Analysis of a Child’s Schooling in Divorce – U.R v S.B and Others (2024-001357) [2024] ZAGPJHC 55 (25 January 2024)

Introduction: Urgent School Enrollment Dispute In this urgent legal matter brought before the court on 11 January 2024, the core issue revolved around the schooling of a minor child amidst…

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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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