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Embracing the Best Interests of the Child: A Legal Analysis of De Facto Adoptions and Maintenance Obligations in R S v J S and Others (A25/2024) [2024] ZAWCHC 83 (3 June 2024).

Factual Matrix and Procedural History: A Comprehensive Overview of R S v J S and Others (A25/2024) ZAWCHC 83 (3 June 2024) The judgment of R S v J S…

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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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Duties of Trustees Unveiled: Insights from the M.F v V.F Case Analysis – M.F v V.F and Others (2003/22202) [2024] ZAGPJHC 318 (2 April 2024).

The Facts Mr. M F (the applicant) and Mrs. V F (the first respondent) were married until their divorce on 15 July 2005. The divorce order incorporated a settlement agreement,…

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Deciphering Divorce: A Rule 43 Ruling on Maintenance and a Contribution to Legal Costs – M Q v V S (0221062023) 2024 ZAGPJHC 188 (23 February 2024).

Introduction to the Application for Maintenance and Legal Contributions In this Rule 43 application the court was presented with an intricate application concerning the financial sustenance and legal cost contributions…

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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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Dividing the Fruits of A Universal Partnership – The Prescription Dilemma in Khan v Shaik (641/2019) [2020] ZASCA 108.

Introduction In the Supreme Court of Appeal case of Khan v Shaik (641/2019) ZASCA 108, the South African courts grappled with a nuanced and complex question: Can a claim for…

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Divorce and Deception: A Landmark Case on Hidden Assets and Legal Consequences – Insights from Namibian Law: Oberholzer v Loots and another (SA 33-2021) NASC [2023] (22 November 2023)

Background and Relationship between the Parties The Appellant and the Respondent were involved in a personal relationship. During this period, they lived together and were engaged in the management and…

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Unmasking Financial Realities in P.P v V.P: A Ruling on Interim Maintenance and Rule 43 (027686/2022) [2023] ZAGPJHC 1345 (21 November 2023).

Mia J Rule 43 Application Background of the Case In July 1985, the applicant and respondent were married in community of property. The applicant, who intermittently worked as a school…

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Correcting Course: How the High Court Rectified the Magistrate’s Errors in the JSB vs LDB Spousal Maintenance Case.

L.D.B v J.S.B (A3079/2021) ZAGPJHC 786 (13 July 2023) BACKGROUND On the 31st of January 2014, the respondent, JSB, had divorced the appellant, LDB. The terms of the divorce had…

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