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Deciphering L.E v L.A (1884/2018) [2024] ZAGPJHC 104 (9 February 2024): A Landmark Case on Foreign Marriages and South African Property Law. – 9 February 2024.

Introduction to the Case In a landmark decision that navigates the intersection of matrimonial law and international private law, the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Johannesburg, was presented…

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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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Judge Thulare’s Insightful Ruling on a Separation Application and Fairness in M.V v E.V (nee VS) [2023] ZAWCHC 330 – Divorce Case. – (14 December 2023).

BACKGROUND Marriage and Family: The parties, M.V (applicant) and E.V (respondent), were married on 21 October 1995 under an antenuptial contract excluding the accrual system. They had two children, with…

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Understanding Separation Applications in Divorce Proceedings: Navigating Rule 33(4) of the Uniform Rules of Court – M.D.A.P.G.S v L.M.D.S (2021/47489) [2023] ZAGPJHC 1373 (24 November 2023).

In a recent judgment, the court addressed an interlocutory application concerning a divorce case in South Africa. The application, based on rule 33(4) of the Uniform Rules of Court, sought…

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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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Divorce Dilemma: Settlement vs. Court Order: Navigating the Binding Complexities in Divorce Cases. – L C v L C (2023004515) 2023 ZAGPJHC 1365 (15 November 2023).

SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT A. INTRODUCTION The applicant sought to rescind a contempt of court order that had been granted by Acting Justice Moorcraft on 11 October 2022 under case number…

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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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