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E.L.B v A.V.M (7521/24) [2024] ZAWCHC 132: Implications for Urgent Child Relocation Applications.

Background and Context of E.L.B v A.V.M (7521/24) ZAWCHC 132 The Western Cape Division of the High Court of South Africa was tasked with resolving a highly contentious and urgent…

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M.N v A.L.N (094387/23) [2024] ZAGPPHC 402 (22 April 2024): High Court Dismisses Lengthy Rule 43 Application as an Abuse of Process.

Background of the Rule 43 Application In the case of M.N v A.L.N (094387/23) ZAGPPHC 402 (22 April 2024), the applicant launched a Rule 43 application on 27 November 2023,…

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Mashavha v Enaex Africa (Pty) Ltd (2022/18404) [2024] ZAGPJHC 387 (22 April 2024): Application of New Rule 67A on Party and Party Costs in the High Court.

Facts of the Case In the case of Mashavha v Enaex Africa (Pty) Ltd (2022/18404) ZAGPJHC 387 (22 April 2024), the applicant, Lucky Ephraim Mashavha, brought an application against several…

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H.J v P.J (285/2023) [2024] ZASCA 55 (19 April 2024): Supreme Court of Appeal Rules on Appealability of Interlocutory Orders in Divorce Proceedings.

Divorce Proceedings and Request for Further Particulars in H.J v P.J The case of H.J v P.J (285/2023) ZASCA 55 (19 April 2024) revolves around a divorce dispute between the…

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High Court Upholds Writ of Execution for Unpaid Maintenance Despite Forum Challenge. – M.R v L.O and Others (2023/070007) [2024] ZAGPJHC 371, (16 April 2024).

Facts of the Case M.R v L.O and Others revolves around a dispute between former spouses over allegedly unpaid child maintenance. When the parties divorced, their divorce order incorporated a…

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L.R v T.S (2023/123933) [2024] ZAGPJHC 336 (5 April 2024): High Court Emphasises Importance of Personal Service in Divorce Actions.

Background and Facts of the Case The Plaintiff, L.R., instituted divorce proceedings against the Defendant, T.S., and set the matter down on the Unopposed Divorce Court roll. The parties had…

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Failure to Pay Maintenance Leads to Retirement Annuity Attachment: A South African High Court Ruling. MO v RO AND ANOTHER – Case Number: 15617/2022 – 5 January 2024.

Case Overview In a recently concluded application in the High Court of South Africa (Western Cape Division, Cape Town), with case number 15617/2022, MO (the applicant) brought an urgent application…

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Understanding the New Children’s Act 17 of 2022: A Landmark Shift in South African Family Law.

Introduction The South African legal landscape witnessed a significant legislative shift with the enactment of the Children's Amendment Act 17 of 2022. This landmark change introduced the jurisdiction of Children's…

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Setting the Standard: A Comprehensive High Court Judgment on Family Law That Redefines Attorney Conduct and The Views of the Child.

C.T v T.E.T (9685/2022) ZAWCHC 262 (13 October 2023) Court and Case Details The case was heard in the High Court of South Africa, Western Cape Division, Cape Town, presided…

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