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Balancing Luxury and Justice: High-Stakes Divorce and Child Maintenance in L.E.A v A.J.A (990/2024) [2024] ZANWHC 142 – (21 June 2024).

Background: A High-Stakes Rule 43 Application Imagine a prominent business executive, Mr. A.J.A, and his spouse, Mrs. L.E.A, who live a life of luxury in a R25 million home, frequently…

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Life-Long Spousal Maintenance Upheld: M.T v E.T (8197/2018) [2024] ZAGPJHC 578 (20 June 2024).

Background: A 28-Year Marriage Comes to an End The case of M.T v E.T (8197/2018) ZAGPJHC 578 (20 June 2024) presents a moving tale of a long-term marriage's dissolution and…

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Protecting the Vulnerable: JRM v VVC and Another (25007/2022) Exposes the Need for Judicial Oversight in Customary Marriage Property Regimes.

The Conundrum: Validity of an 'Antenuptial Contract' Concluded Post-Customary Marriage In the recent case of JRM v VVC and Another (25007/2022), the Gauteng Division of the High Court, Pretoria, grappled…

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Reforming Lex Domicilii Matrimonii: A Step Towards Equality in South African Matrimonial Law.

Introduction In the ever-evolving domain of South African family law, the concept of matrimonial property regimes, primarily governed by the principle of lex domicilii matrimonii, stands at the crossroads of…

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Rule 43 Unveiled: How One Muslim Marriage Case Redefines Interim Spousal Support and Shakes Constitutional Ground.

R.B v S.A.E.R (2023/014603) ZAGPJHC 1041 (18 September 2023) Introduction In a Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules for interim maintenance, the High Court in Johannesburg delved into the complexities…

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