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Understanding the Suspension of Maintenance Orders: Insights from – R.A v F.A (14491/2020; 14490/2020; 19594/2021) [2024] ZAWCHC 35 (9 February 2024) – LEKHULENI J.

Maintenance Disputes: Navigating Rule 43(6) Orders In the significant legal decision of R.A v F.A, delivered on 9 February 2024 by Lekhuleni J in the Western Cape High Court, the…

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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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Understanding the Nuances of Child Custody: A Detailed Analysis of a Recent Interim Contact Case – M.D.B and Another v C.N (2023-113226) [2023] ZAGPPHC 1913 (17 November 2023).

Introduction The judgment by Van der Schyff J involved applicants seeking interim contact with a minor child, M, who was previously under their care. The case was presented in the…

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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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Urgency or Delay? A Deep Dive into a South African Family Law Case Involving Schooling and Parental Rights.

MM v NM and Others (15133/23P) ZAKZPHC 117 (18 October 2023) Introduction In a recent case presided over by Davis AJ, MM (the applicant) filed an urgent application against NM…

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When Lawyers Drop the Ball: The Tale of Divorce, Defiance, and a Suspended Sentence.

S.F.S. v A.J.S (11676/2018) ZAGPJHC 1142 (11 October 2023) The Facts The Applicant, who was in the midst of a contentious divorce, urgently approached the court, accusing the Respondent of…

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