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Balancing Parental Rights and the Best Interests of the Child in High-Conflict Care and Contact Cases. – TH v CH (14667/2022) [2024] ZAWCHC 100 (9 April 2024).

Introduction In TH v CH (14667/2022) ZAWCHC 100 (9 April 2024), the Western Cape High Court heard a case between divorced parents, TH (the father and applicant) and CH (the…

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Navigating Complex Family Dynamics: Care and Contact and Expert Assessments in Same-Sex Families Section 23 of the Children’s Act. – DR v NM and Another (3358/2024) [2024] ZAWCHC 69 (5 March 2024). Lekhuleni J.

Introduction Section 23 of the Children's Act 38 of 2005 emerged as a critical pillar in the court's analysis, offering a legal avenue for individuals seeking contact or care of…

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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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Redefining Fairness: New Case Analysis on Spousal Support Where Mother Lived with Parents, Rule 43. – K.A.E v W.N.E (58415/2021) [2023] ZAGPJHC 1488 (18 December 2023).

Facts of the Case Background and Parties Marriage and Separation: The parties, K.A.E (applicant) and W.N.E (respondent), were married in 2010 and separated in 2017, a year after the birth…

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Insights from the Bench: Navigating Post-Divorce Parenting and Child’s Best Interests. – L.B v LAE (8551/2022) [2023] ZAGPPHC 1265 (21 November 2023).

Erasmus AJ Background This case revolved around the amendment of a parenting plan and a divorce order concerning the contact between the applicant (father) and the minor child, AMB. The…

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Navigating International Waters: A South African Family Law Case on Child Relocation to Dubai. – TS v S D D – Case Number: 7389/2023 – 20 November 2023.

Holderness AJ INTRODUCTION Application by the Mother: The applicant, the mother of two children, S (15 years old) and K (11 years old), sought several legal reliefs. These included: Permission…

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