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Contempt and Conduct in Divorce Disputes: Navigating the Thin Line Between Legal Obligations and Personal Responsibility. – J.S.H v M.S.H and Others (1308/2024) [2024] ZAWCHC 42 (16 February 2024).

Background and Proceedings Initiated The case of J.S.H v M.S.H and Others, heard in the Western Cape High Court on 26 January 2024, under the judgment of Adhikari AJ, arose…

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Unlocking Fairness in Divorce: The Critical Role of Full Disclosure in Rule 43 Applications. – C.A v H.A (5578/2022) [2024] ZAWCHC 25 (6 February 2024).

Introduction In the case of C.A vs. H.A, brought under Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules of Court, the applicant sought interim maintenance for herself while awaiting the finalisation of…

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A Crucial Judgement for Family Law Practitioners: Insights from a Non-Family Law Case: A Critical Analysis of Recent South African Case Law on Legal Practitioner Conduct and Cost Orders. – Strydom and Another v Coomans and Others (M533/2021) [2024] ZANWHC 6 (8 January 2024)

In November 2023, the court was presented with a request for reasons pertaining to a judgement made on the 16th of November 2023. This judgement had dismissed an application for…

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Balancing Privacy and Children’s Best Interests: Insights from W.B v R.B and Another (D8141/2022) [2023] ZAKZDHC 96 (18 December 2023).

Introduction In the case of W.B v R.B and Another, presided over by Henriques J, the court faced a complex interlocutory application. This case, filed under case number D8141/2022 and…

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Navigating the Complex Waters of Financial Disclosure in Rule 43 Applications and Legal Ethics: A Closer Look at a Landmark Ruling and the Conduct of the Respondent’s Attorney.

I P v N P ; In re: N P v I P (16768/2023) ZAWCHC 170 (20 November 2023) Analysis of Rule 30 and Rule 43 Applications Overview of the…

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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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