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Maintenance Claims Against Deceased Estates: Analysis of L.L v A.J.M and Others (014357/2022) [2024] ZAGPPHC 523 (7 June 2024).

Background and Context of the Case The case L.L v A.J.M and Others (014357/2022) ZAGPPHC 523 (7 June 2024) involves a dispute over the maintenance claims made by L L,…

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Judge finds a Universal Partnership in a Cohabitation Relationship

Introduction In the recent case of LM v RK ZAWCHC 1; 1 All SA 738, Nziweni AJ found that a universal partnership existed in a cohabitation relationship. Living together does…

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THE COMMON LAW MARRIAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA NEW DEVELOPMENTS – PART TWO OF FOUR.

In Part One, which can be read here, I dealt with developing the common law in regard to maintenance for partners in heterosexual permanent Life Partnerships / Cohabitation/ Common Law…

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