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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.

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.

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