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B.Bus.Sci (UCT), LLB (UCT), PDLP (UCT)
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Interim maintenance – how to use Rule 43 in divorce proceedings

Interim maintenance can be a saving grace. Don’t let it become a weapon. Have you heard of a Rule 43 application? If you’re going through a divorce, chances are that you have. According to Stats SA, in 2016 there were … Continue reading

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Divorce and pension sharing

Asset splitting on divorce includes pensions – or does it? There is probably no aspect of divorce more complex and contentious than the division of pension entitlement. Despite the introduction of “clean-break” legislation in 2007 by amendments to the Pension … Continue reading

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Divorce and the negotiation for pension benefits

No couple believes on their wedding day that their newly minted union will end in divorce. The stark reality is however that just under half of marriages in South Africa do not last 10 years. And many of us have … Continue reading

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Who will care for your child after divorce

Custody and access are now called child care and contact – but are still determined by the courts The Children’s Act 2005 changed the language we use when it comes to child care arrangements after a divorce or breakdown in … Continue reading

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International Child Custody

Taking children abroad post-divorce It is becoming increasingly common for couples to marry across borders. International travel is more accessible and over the past decade there has been an influx of immigration into South Africa, resulting in more marriages between … Continue reading

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Online divorce – beware the pitfalls

Online or DIY divorce may look cheap – but could cost you dearly in the long run Google “online divorce” or “DIY divorce” and you will be overwhelmed with results. It’s made out to be as easy as buying tickets … Continue reading

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High Noon for Devious Parents as Judges Place Children First

Maintenance evaders beware – the litigant with the best typewriter doesn’t always win. Last week a three-judge bench of the Johannesburg High Court pronounced on the level of disclosure required by those appearing in a maintenance court. Both parties must … Continue reading

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Considering divorce?

Things to consider when considering divorce If your marriage has broken down irretrievably and you honestly believe you and your spouse would be better off going your separate ways, you have probably reached the stage of considering divorce. But perhaps … Continue reading

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