Legal Articles and Guides
The judgment by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) in The Voice of the Unborn Baby case – that most parents who lose a child prior to birth have a right to bury their baby’s bodily remains, irrespective of the stage of foetal development – is a victory to be celebrated by all.
A mother of five embroiled in divorce proceedings with her husband got far less than she bargained for after claiming she couldn’t make ends meet since he left.
A sperm donor, supported by his mother, is heading to the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) next week in the first part of their legal bid to have access to the child born to a couple with whom he entered a donorship agreement five years ago.
In what The Herald calls a ground-breaking judgment, a court has ordered the Department of Home Affairs to register ‘Baby J’ within 30 days.
A judge found that a divorced father of three should be given a break after he short-paid one month’s maintenance to his former wife, as his salary reduction due to Covid-19 left him out of pocket.
A businessman who left millions that had accrued in investments to his children and other family members, breached his marriage vows when he overlooked his wife, according to a ruling by the KZN High Court (Durban).
A lesbian couple have launched an application in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) intended to block an artificial insemination sperm donor from claiming parental rights to their child.
A High Court judge whose retirement income from his government pension fund totals R153 000 a month, baulked at his wife’s maintenance requests for herself and their two minor children. And he allegedly failed to transfer the first R27 512 interim maintenance monthly sum he was ordered to pay to his family by a magistrate.
A mother has accused East London Magistrate Zanele Mjali of being ‘vindictive and malicious’, and of abusing her power to take revenge for exposing failures in the justice system to properly administer maintenance through the Magistrate’s Courts.
One of SA's former Presidents who is being sued for divorce has hit back, saying he is not wealthy and lives off his pension. He stops just short of calling his wife a gold-digger who is living beyond her means, notes a Sunday Times report.
The battle between sisters over the sale of their father’s home – left to them in his estate – after one of the five lived in it rent free for nine years has finally been resolved in the Western Cape High Court.
Heiress of the Yazbek millions and family matriarch Juliana Yazbek has been ordered to support her son Luke (45) – whom she fired as manager of the family farms – to the tune of R11 080 a month.
One wonders how many grandparents are aware of (let alone plan for) the possibility that they may have a legal duty to support their grandchildren in certain circumstances.
A parent does not in the strictest sense of the word need to be the blood and biological parent of a child to inherit if the child dies intestate. This, says a Cape Times report, was the finding of the Pretoria High Court in ordering that the mother and grandmother of a five-year-old boy inherit the millions left in his estate.
A woman – unhappy with the fact that her husband was receiving a share of her pension benefits as well as their communal home when he left her – has turned to the court for an order that he had to forfeit everything due to his conduct.