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Divorce in South Africa: A Comprehensive Graphical Comparison of the 2022 Divorce Statistics.

Comparing the data on divorces from the "Marriages and divorces, 2021" and "Marriages and divorces, 2022" statistical releases, several interesting trends and differences emerge. In 2021, there were 18,208 divorces…

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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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Unravelling the Tangles of Divorce: A South African Rule 43 – Case Study on Interim Maintenance and Legal Costs – T.C v B.C (21300/2022) [2024] ZAGPJHC 48 (25 January 2024).

Background In this case, presided over by Mahomed AJ, an application was made for interim maintenance and a contribution toward legal costs, in line with Rule 43 of the Uniform…

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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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Failure to Pay Maintenance Leads to Retirement Annuity Attachment: A South African High Court Ruling. MO v RO AND ANOTHER – Case Number: 15617/2022 – 5 January 2024.

Case Overview In a recently concluded application in the High Court of South Africa (Western Cape Division, Cape Town), with case number 15617/2022, MO (the applicant) brought an urgent application…

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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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Navigating the Complexities of Spousal Maintenance: Insights from the Landmark J.E.R (Nee O) v B.E.S – Appeal (A16/2023; 15871/16) [2023] ZAWCHC 291 (20 November 2023). Divorce Case.

Facts of the Case Parties: The case involves J.E.R. (nee O), the appellant, and B.E.S, the respondent. They were married and are now undergoing divorce proceedings. Marriage Duration: The couple…

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Avoiding Pitfalls: Key Lessons from a Rule 43 Divorce Showdown. SN v SR (2023/036122) [2023] ZAGPJHC 1335 (14 November 2023) 

Introduction and Background Marriage and Separation: The applicant and the respondent had been married since 25 August 2007, out of community of property with accrual. They had two minor children.…

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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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Balancing the Scales of Interim Maintenance: A South African Case Study on Inheritance and Rule 43 Orders.

L.M v R.D.M (EL789/2022) ZAECELLC 32 (31 October 2023) Case Summary: The applicant, an ophthalmologist, instituted an application seeking, amongst others, variation of an Order granted by Stretch J on…

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