Maintenance claim against a retirement fund

Maintenance arrears? Retirement funds are fair game

Can an ex-wife claim maintenance arrears from her ex-husband’s retirement fund? A case came before the Gauteng High Court recently in which a woman had deducted funds from her ex-husband’s retirement funds for child maintenance arrears. The applicant was the ex-husband, who claimed that it was unfair for an application for withdrawal of funds to […]

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Spousal maintenance post-divorce

Maintenance paid after divorce

How long should spousal maintenance be payable? Long ago, women gave up working when they had children. Even longer ago, they gave up working when they got married, or they didn’t work outside the home at all, waiting for the right man to come along so they could fulfill their destiny as wife and mother. […]

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