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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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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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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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Legal Drama Meets Rock ‘n’ Roll: PILLAY AJ’s Ruling against Attorney/Respondent in a Rule 43 application with an Ozzy Osbourne Twist – J K v E K (15912/2023) [2023] ZAWCHC 182 (29 November 2023)

Background of the Case Marriage and Separation Details: The parties were married on 1 December 2012, with their marriage being out of community of property and incorporating the accrual system.…

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Navigating Financial Disclosure: The Turning Tide in Maintenance Variation Cases – Rule 43(6) – B.W.H v S.A.H (22802/2021) [2023] ZAGPJHC 1348 (21 November 2023).

Facts of the Case In this intricate legal matter, a husband (the applicant) sought a retrospective variation of a maintenance order previously issued by Adams J under Rule 43 of…

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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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Correcting Course: How the High Court Rectified the Magistrate’s Errors in the JSB vs LDB Spousal Maintenance Case.

L.D.B v J.S.B (A3079/2021) ZAGPJHC 786 (13 July 2023) BACKGROUND On the 31st of January 2014, the respondent, JSB, had divorced the appellant, LDB. The terms of the divorce had…

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Unveiling the Dum Casta Clause: Ex-Wife’s Spousal Maintenance Rights Revoked Due to Cohabitation after Divorce.

M.M.L v J.J.L (A66/2023) ZAFSHC 170 (18 May 2023) This appeal had its origins in an application that was pursued in the Maintenance Court for the district of Bethlehem ("the…

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