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Traditional marriage by MP is valid

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 15 July 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
A senior MP representing an opposition party in Parliament has been told that his customary marriage to his estranged wife is valid despite his protestations that it was not properly concluded.

Judge confirms customary marriage requirements

By Daily News Published on Monday, 05 July 2021
Tags: #African Customary Law #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) Acting Judge EK Tsatsi has again confirmed there does not need to be a specific list of requirements which must be complied with to prove a valid customary marriage exists.

Spousal Maintenance After Divorce and the “Clean Break” Principle

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Monday, 05 July 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
Our courts always prioritise the interests of children in any marital breakup, and child maintenance orders are accordingly tailored to ensure that both parents honour their obligations to support their children financially – to the extent that each spouse is able to do so, and for so long as is necessary.

Can You Change Your Marital Regime After Marriage?

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Monday, 07 June 2021
Tags: #Marriage and Divorce Law
One of the most important decisions you must make before you marry is what “marital regime” (“matrimonial property system”) you want to apply to your marriage.

Wife's demands get short shrift from judge

By Daily News Published on Monday, 24 May 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
The financial demands of a mother of two children on her estranged husband, which included R2 600 a month for new clothes, did not sit well with a Mpumalanga High Court judge, according to a Pretoria News report.

Who Gets the House on Divorce?

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Thursday, 13 May 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
Historically 44% of South African marriages have ended in divorce, and there has reportedly been a 20% surge in new divorce applications since lockdown.

Parties object to polyandry marriage proposal

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 13 May 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Marriage and Divorce Law
Political parties which draw their support from religious voters have slammed a proposed change to marriage laws which could see a woman marrying more than one man, notes a Cape Argus report.

Divorced couple in cat fight

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
A bitter legal war is brewing between a divorced couple over their beloved Chinchilla Persian cat, called Buffy, who they both consider to be their ‘child’.

Ghosts of ugly past still haunting us

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 15 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
The Constitutional Court has raised concern that some of apartheid’s oppressive and discriminatory laws still impact on black people’s lives, 27 years into democracy.

Judge throws out wife's unrealistic maintenance claim

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Tags: #Family Law #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
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.

Ex-President Zuma fails again to reduce maintenance

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
Lawyers acting for a former President Zuma have yet again failed to overturn a court order that he pay his estranged wife R95 000 a month as interim maintenance ahead of their divorce.

I can't afford R95 000 maintenance

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
Lawyers acting for a former President ordered to pay his estranged wife R95 000 a month as interim maintenance ahead of their divorce were back in court yesterday, claiming he cannot afford to pay her that much.

Gay couple granted divorce on appeal

By Daily News Published on Monday, 15 March 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
When two women from Namibia and Russia fell in love, they needed to cement their union in a country that allows gay marriage, and settled on SA.

Ex-President's accounts reveal big money flows

By Daily News Published on Friday, 12 March 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
Big money flows of hundreds of thousands of rands in and out of a former President's bank accounts have counted against him in a court battle over maintenance for his estranged wife.

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.

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