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Millions involved in antenuptial contract dispute

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
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.

Judge sides with father in short-paid maintenance dispute

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 16 February 2021
Tags: #Family Law #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
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.

SCA confirms marriage not legal

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
You can have a wedding ceremony in a church with a minister’s blessing … but that does not necessarily mean you are legally married.

Retired judge defaults on maintenance dues

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 09 December 2020
Tags: #Family Law #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
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.

Former President tells his ex he's not wealthy

By Daily News Published on Monday, 07 December 2020
Tags: #Family Law #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
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.

Wife contests husband’s share in divorce settlement

By Daily News Published on Monday, 16 November 2020
Tags: #Family Law #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
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.

Pay up or face jail, doctor who cut maintenance warned

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 05 November 2020
Tags: #Family Law #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
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.

Ex-President's wife seeks financial aid pending divorce

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 October 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
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 launch divorce backlog project

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
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.

Court rules rejected wife can claim against husband

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 08 October 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
A husband will soon find out that saying ‘I do’ while not meaning it can have legal consequences, says a Pretoria News report.

Delinquent dad faces jail for maintenance defaults

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Tags: #Family Law #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
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.

Woman wants 16-year ‘fake marriage’ set aside

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
‘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.

Apartheid black marriages law issue in ConCourt

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 08 September 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Family Law #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
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).

Lawyers see divorce spike during lockdown

By Daily News Published on Monday, 24 August 2020
Tags: #Family Law #Marriage and Divorce Law
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.

Zuma's ex seeks maintenance for daughter

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Tags: #Marriage and Divorce Law
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.

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