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Expanding Family Boundaries: Navigating Non-Biological Guardianship Rights – R.C v H.S.C (A5033/22) [2023] ZAGPJHC 219; 2023 (4) SA 231 (GJ).

1. Introduction In this case the High Court delved deeply into the intricacies of guardianship, contact, and care rights under the Children's Act, with a keen focus on the welfare…

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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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Navigating Family Dynamics: Granting Relocation Orders for Minor Children’s Best Interests. – H F v P F ; In Re: E F and Others (2022/028593) [2024] ZAGPJHC 88 (31 January 2024).

Introduction to the Interim Removal Application for Minor Children On 21 June 2023, NDLOKOVANE AJ delivered a pivotal order addressing the contested interim removal of three minor children, aged 14,…

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Navigating Turbulent Waters: A Case Study on Parental Rights and the Complex Dynamics of Family Law. – G.D v M.M (4809/2022) [2024] ZAGPJHC 65 (29 January 2024)

INTRODUCTION The Applicant's Request: The applicant sought an order to be declared the sole holder of parental responsibilities and rights concerning guardianship and care of the minor child. This included…

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Navigating the Complexities of Child Relocation Cases in South African Family Law. – A.D.B v B.A.K (15944/22P) [2023] ZAKZPHC 1. – (9 January 2023).

The case of A.D.B v B.A.K, presided over by Judge Mossop J, involved intricate family law matters pertaining to the relocation of a minor child. The core issue was the…

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The Balancing Act: When Uncles Step In. A Child’s Best Interests, and How a South African Court Navigated Familial Bonds.

D.T and Another v M.A.M.F (2023/032929) ZAGPJHC 1204 (24 October 2023) Background and Points in Limine The case revolved around the first and second applicants, who were the uncles of…

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