Legal Articles and Guides
A house worth at least R13m, R1.5m for furniture, R80 000 a month maintenance for their two children and R50 000 a month for herself for the next five years.
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.
You can have a wedding ceremony in a church with a minister’s blessing … but that does not necessarily mean you are legally married.
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.
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.
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.
A wealthy doctor who told his ex-wife he was no longer ‘willing to fund you lying on your couch every day’ faces two years behind bars if he doesn’t pay her R1.5m within a month.
A former President must come clean about his ‘secretive’ financial affairs, financial support from influential people in neighbouring countries and about his assets, most of which are not in his name.
Limpopo courts are battling a surprising divorce backlog, to the extent that a plan has been devised to fast-track annulments of more than 11 000 failed marriages in the province.
A husband will soon find out that saying ‘I do’ while not meaning it can have legal consequences, says a Pretoria News report.
A wealthy father, who spent millions on online gambling and insisted on still driving his luxury BMW, but claims to be too ‘poor’ to pay maintenance for his two children, is a hair’s breadth from jail, according to a report in The Mercury.
‘Married’ for more than 16 years to a man she has never met, a woman has turned to the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) in a bid to set the record straight that she is in fact not married.
For any black couple who married before 1988 in the country, chances are their union remains out of community of property, in line with apartheid’s Black Administration Act (BAA).
Financial hardship, too much time spent together and couples simply tiring of each other during the Covid-19 lockdown has caused a global rise in divorce applications – and SA is not exempt from this phenomenon, local family and divorce lawyers reportedly told the Saturday Star.
Tobeka Madiba-Zuma made a quick getaway from the Durban Magistrate's Court while surrounded by a circle of security guards yesterday, moments after her maintenance application – to support his 14-year-old daughter – against former President Jacob Zuma was adjourned.