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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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Procedural Law – Amending a Particulars of Claim – M-B.F.M v H.P.N.P (5182/2022P) [2024] ZAKZPHC 8 (8 February 2024).

Introduction to the Amendment Dispute In a noteworthy case, PITMAN AJ presided over a case that brought to the fore a contentious issue regarding the amendment of the particulars of…

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Navigating Family Dynamics: Granting Relocation Orders for Minor Children’s Best Interests. – H F v P F ; In Re: E F and Others (2022/028593) [2024] ZAGPJHC 88 (31 January 2024).

Introduction to the Interim Removal Application for Minor Children On 21 June 2023, NDLOKOVANE AJ delivered a pivotal order addressing the contested interim removal of three minor children, aged 14,…

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Infidelity, Abuse, and Forfeiture: Behind the Gavel – Deciphering the Role of Personal Conduct in Divorce Outcomes in South African Courts. – M.F.B v J.B (5674/2016) [2024] ZALMPPHC 7 (24 January 2024).

Background and Claims In the case presided over by Naude-Odendaal J, the Plaintiff M.F.B filed for divorce against the Defendant J.B on 23 November 2016. The Plaintiff sought a decree…

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Adversarial Litigation in Divorce and Family Law Practitioners’ Conduct: Unpacking – D.N.Q v P.Q (49090/2021) [2024] ZAGPPHC 12 (12 January 2024).

Background of the Dispute The case of D.N.Q v P.Q (49090/2021) ZAGPPHC 12, presided over by Marumoagae AJ, emerged from a dispute within the context of a protracted divorce process.…

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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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Uncovering Hidden Treasures in Divorce Disputes: The Tale of Mandela Coins and Mysterious Cheetah-Adorned Banknotes. Staying a Rule 43 Application. – J.P.R.D v L.S.D (20916/2018) [2023] ZAWCHC 296 (23 November 2023)

Wille J Background and Nature of the Case The case involved an application for a temporary stay of proceedings while an application to set aside a subpoena by a third…

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