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Deciphering Asset Exclusions in Divorce: The Landmark Case of B F v R F (2017/5018A) [2018] ZAGPJHC 699; 2019 (4) SA 145 (GJ) (2 July 2018) and Its Impact on South African Family Law.

Introduction, Key Legal Issue, and Antenuptial Contract Asset Exclusion The case of B F v R F delved into the complex interpretation of an antenuptial contract, specifically focusing on a…

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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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Safeguarding Marital Assets: The Crucial Role of Anti-Dissipation Interdicts in Divorce Proceedings.

Understanding Anti-Dissipation Interdicts An anti-dissipation interdict is an order that prevents a person from disposing of or concealing assets during divorce proceedings. Unlike Mareva injunctions, which prevent a defendant from…

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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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Rule 43: Navigating Maintenance and Financial Fairness in South African Divorce Proceedings and Adult Dependent Children.

Y.V.D.M v W.P.V.D.M (2021/43213) ZAGPJHC 1280 (9 November 2023) Introduction Case Background: This case involved an application under Rule 43 of the Uniform Rule of Court, related to a pending…

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Unraveling Financial Deceit: A Deep Dive into the Uniform Rule 43 Disclosure Case

S.K v C.A.K (D3535/2023) ZAKZDHC 78 (20 October 2023) Dutton AJ Introduction An application was made in terms of Uniform rule 43(1). In his sworn statement, the applicant had contended…

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Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Rule 43 Applications: Insights from a Divorce Case Deep Dive for Legal Practitioners

K.F v M.F (10237/2037; 4001/2023) ZAWCHC 253 (13 October 2023) The Facts The was an application in terms of Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules of Court, focusing on interim…

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Equality of Arms Upheld: Court Orders Husband to Contribute R805,903 Towards Wife’s Legal Costs in Rule 43 Proceedings.

Y.M v T.J.M (26526/2022) ZAGPPHC 582 (13 July 2023) The case involved a dispute between two parties identified as Y.M. and T.J.M. This was an application in terms of Rule…

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