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The Limits of Third-Party Rights in Child Contact: P.D and Another v A.R and Another (D779/2023) [2024] ZAKZDHC 27 (17 May 2024).

Background of the case The case of P.D and Another v A.R and Another (D779/2023) ZAKZDHC 27 (17 May 2024) involved an unusual set of facts. The applicants, who were…

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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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Expanding Family Boundaries: Navigating Non-Biological Guardianship Rights – R.C v H.S.C (A5033/22) [2023] ZAGPJHC 219; 2023 (4) SA 231 (GJ).

1. Introduction In this case the High Court delved deeply into the intricacies of guardianship, contact, and care rights under the Children's Act, with a keen focus on the welfare…

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Navigating Family Dynamics: A Comprehensive Analysis of a Rule 43 Application. – T E v V E (2023/021747) [2024] ZAGPJHC 94 (2 February 2024).

Introduction: The Complexity of Rule 43 Applications Rule 43 applications serve as a pivotal yet challenging facet of divorce proceedings, offering a singular affidavit to each litigant to encapsulate a…

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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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Navigating the Tides of Change: The Intricacies of Child Relocation in D.J.H. v A.H (914/2023) [2023] ZAECMKHC 139, (12 December 2023). – Rugunanan J.

Overview of the D.J.H. v A.H Relocation Dispute In the case D.J.H. v A.H (914/2023) ZAECMKHC 139, the Eastern Cape Division of the High Court grappled with a contentious child…

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Justice Prevails: A Landmark Twelve-Month Sentence Upholding the Child’s Best Interests. – B.M.G.S v M.B.S and Others (26675/2022) [2024] ZAGPPHC 24 (8 January 2024).

Introduction In this case presided over by Justice Phahlane, the applicant, Mr. S, approached the Gauteng High Court on an urgent basis. The case centred around the contempt of two…

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Navigating the Complexities of Child Relocation Cases in South African Family Law. – A.D.B v B.A.K (15944/22P) [2023] ZAKZPHC 1. – (9 January 2023).

The case of A.D.B v B.A.K, presided over by Judge Mossop J, involved intricate family law matters pertaining to the relocation of a minor child. The core issue was the…

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Shaping the Future of Family Law: A Pivotal South African Case on Child Relocation – T.R v S.M (035901/2023) [2024] ZAGPJHC 35 (17 January 2024).

Facts of the Case Background Parties and Relationship: From 2009 to 2012, T.R (the applicant) and S.M (the respondent) were in a relationship but never married. They had a daughter…

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Navigating the Shift: How South African Immigration Law is Evolving to Protect Family Rights – Rayment and Others v Minister of Home Affairs and Others; Anderson and Others v Minister of Home Affairs and Others (CCT 176/22) [2023] ZACC 40 (4 December 2023)

Introduction and Factual Background Chief Justice Zondo, along with Justices Kollapen, Madlanga, Majiedt, Makgoka, Mathopo, Potterill, Rogers, and Theron, presided over two applications seeking confirmation of an order of constitutional…

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